D.C. police arrested and charged a second man Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a band member who also was a brother of a local football standout, following what police said was an argument outside an Anacostia restaurant earlier this month in Southeast Washington.
Authorities arrested Khalil Davis, 22, of Southeast, on a warrant that charged him with first degree murder while armed for a killing behind the Uniontown Bar and Grill on Oct. 8, police said.
Early that morning, patrol officers were flagged down in the 1300 block of Good Hope Road where they found Omar Earl Rodgers of Southeast wounded in a vehicle. He died at a hospital.
Police previously charged Michael Leonard Jones of Bladensburg, with first-degree murder while armed in connection with the incident. In court documents regarding charges against Jones, police said witnesses told them they saw Rogers and an acquaintance arguing with people in a parking lot after the restaurant closed.
Those witnesses told investigators that Rogers accidentally backed his Mercedes-Benz into a red car occupied by friends of the man with whom he had been arguing, the charging documents show.
Rogers then drove around the corner and parked and a short while later was shot inside the car, according to the charging records. Police said a man shot him through the side passenger window and fled the scene in a red car.
Rogers was the older brother of Sean Savoy, a Virginia Tech freshman football player, who hours before the shooting had led his team during a win against Boston College. In 2016, The Washington Post recognized Savoy as a first-team All-Met selection from Woodrow Wilson High School.
Police still have not detailed the exact nature of the dispute and released no information on what led to the arrest of Davis.