Second Man Facing Murder Charges in death of 19 year old Jamal Wilson

A second suspect has been charged in D.C. Superior Court with shooting and killing 19-year-old Jamal Wilson in Northwest D.C. on Sunday Nov. 14.

Jeremy Risper, a 20 year old resident of Southeast D.C., was charged with first degree murder on Saturday. His co-defendant¬†in the case, 19 year-old Kwan Kearney, was charged Nov. 17. Risper is due in court again Tuesday Nov. 30 for a status conference; Kearney is expected in court the same day for a preliminary hearing.

In the criminal complaint against Kearney, Metro Police said the two men “confronted…¬†pursued… then shot the decedent dead with a single gunshot through the heart.”

The complaint states that investigators believe the two men “acted in concert and that their actions lead to the shooting death of the decedent, Jamal Wilson.”

The Washington Times reported last week that Kearney and Wilson were wards of the city’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services at the time of the shooting.

Risper and Kearney are both in custody and being held without D.C. Jail.

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