D.C. police on Friday arrested a Maryland man in the Oct. 8 fatal shooting of the brother of a Virginia Tech football player.
Authorities said they charged Michael Leonard Jones, 21, of Bladensburg, Md., with first-degree murder while armed. Jones could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday.
Details of the arrest and possible motive in the shooting of Omar Earl Rogers were not divulged. Additional information could be made available after the suspect is in court.
Rogers, 25, was found shot about 3:50 a.m. while sitting inside a vehicle behind the Uniontown Bar and Grill in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, in Anacostia. He died a short time later at a hospital. News reports said Rogers was a singer known as Big O and had performed at the restaurant that night.
Hours before Rogers was killed, his younger brother, Sean Savoy, a wide receiver, had a standout game leading the Virginia Tech Hokies to victory over Boston College.
— Peter Hermann
Authorities have charged a man in the four-year-old killing of another man who was a student at the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore.
Davonta M. Braxton, 25, of Baltimore, was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and other assault-related charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of Edmond St. Clair, 21.
St. Clair was a student at the university at the time of the 2013 incident, and Braxton had been a student at the university intermittently, according to Maryland State Police.
The stabbing occurred Feb. 16, 2013, when St. Clair was riding in a car at the Eastern Shore campus. The car encountered people walking in the street near the student services center, police said.
St. Clair got out of the car and was stabbed during an ensuing fight.
Investigators found a folding knife near the crime scene. DNA found on it matched Braxton’s, investigators said.
— Dana Hedgpeth
The former police chief of a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misconduct in office.
Former Trappe police chief George N. Ball pleaded guilty to misconduct in office. He was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service at sentencing Friday in Talbot County Court.
The Office of the State Prosecutor said Ball deliberately mishandled two criminal matters, one of them involving the recovery of a handgun that was reported stolen, for the benefit of a personal acquaintance.
— Associated Press
The campus of Virginia State University had a roughly two-hour lockdown early Friday after a male was shot and critically wounded, in the second shooting at the Petersburg school in less than a week, police said.
Responding officers found a male suffering from gunshot wounds after a report of the shooting at 11:06 p.m. Thursday. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Chesterfield County police said in a statement.
“At this time, police believe this is an isolated incident, and there is no further threat to the campus,” the statement said.
Last Saturday night, police locked down the campus after a shooting during homecoming weekend. On that occasion, a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officials called it an “isolated” incident. There was no immediate information to determine whether the two incidents were connected.
The man wounded last Saturday was not a student, school officials said.
There were no further details about the incident early Friday.
— Clarence Williams