Five men were indicted yesterday in the January shooting of District undercover police officer Jimmie Lewis, who was seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire with several suspected drug dealers at an elementary school playground, the U.S. attorney's office said.
Lewis, a 15-year member of the force, was shot after he and his partner, Byron Wallace, responded to complaints that drugs were being sold at Scott-Montgomery School in the 400 block of P Street NW. The shooting occurred as the officers attempted to arrest the suspected drug dealers.
The five men, including three brothers, were indicted by a D.C. Superior Court grand jury. Three of them were indicted on charges of assault with intent to kill, assault on a police officer and conspiracy to distribute cocaine while using a pistol for protection to facilitate the sales. They are Jerry Daniels, 25, of 459 Florida Ave. NW, Larry Daniels, 34, of 501 Florida Ave. NW and Curtis Irick, 31, of 2532 14th St. NW.
Lemuel Tate, 21, of 1543 Third St. NW, and Thomas Daniels, 24, of 459 Florida Ave. NW, were indicted on charges of accessory after the fact in connection with their alleged efforts to help the three other men avoid arrest.