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Chinatown shooting suspect due in court on Friday

The Herndon man accused of shooting a security guard in downtown D.C. earlier this month is due in court for a preliminary hearing Friday.


View Photo Gallery: A security guard a was shot and wounded after a scuffle with a man who expressed disagreement with the group’s conservative views.

Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, allegedly shot Leonardo R. Johnson, 46, at the Family Research Council’s Chinatown office on Aug. 15.

The shooting happened in the lobby of the G Street NW building following a scuffle between the men, officials said. Corkins allegedly expressed disagreement with the conservative lobbying group’s politics.

Corkins was indicted Wednesday on a a federal charge of transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines and D.C. offenses of assault with intent to kill while armed and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

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