D.C. police arrested a 17-year-old Southeast Washington youth yesterday in the shooting of Tyrone Johnson, 25, who was pistol-whipped, robbed and shot in the head Sunday by one of three men who asked for a ride in his van.
Two men who were arrested earlier this week in the recent outbreak of shootings of taxicab drivers also have been charged in the same incident.
The juvenile, who is scheduled to be tried as an adult - William T. Lawson, 21, of 5824 Southern Ave. SE. and Marion Bittle Jr., 23, of 278 55th St. NE. were arraigned yesterday before D.C. Superior Court Judge Alfred Burka on charges of assault with intent to kill.
Lawson also was arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to kill a D.C. cab driver in another incident and on an obstruction of justice charge for allegedly threatening Bittle.
The juvenile was ordered held on a $50,000 surety bond. Bittle was released on a conditional personal recognizance and Lawson was ordered held for five days so that his probation in Prince George's County can be reviewed.
Bittle had been released on personal bond Thursday after facing a robbery charge in connection with the Sunday holdup and shooting of Eugene R. Logan, a 43-year-old Capitol Cab driver. Lawson has been charged with assult in the incident. The additional charges against Bittle and Lawson were placed early yesterday, police said.