Twenty-five-year-old Garrett White was laying on the ground outside a DC nightclub, covered in blood and clutching his abdomen when a police officer found him.
“Ace did this to me. He stabbed me,” White told the officer, who then asked what “Ace” looked like.
“If I make it through this, I will tell you,” White said.
White didn’t make it through. Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday May 29, he was pronounced dead, less than six hours after he had been stabbed.
Those details are according to charging documents filed June 10 (and posted after the jump). In them government investigators allege that “Ace” is Aaron Adams, a 25-year-old DC man with a brief criminal history of misdemeanor drug and theft charges.
Adams appeared in DC Superior Court today to be presented with a second-degree murder charge in connection with White’s death. Wearing a printed gray t-shirt and jeans, Adams showed no emotion while attorneys debated whether there is, at this point, probable cause to try Adams for the crime. Judge Karen Howze ruled that there was.
Charging documents allege that Adams and White may have been involved in a melee of 12 to 16 men and woman outside the G-Spot Bar & Lounge over the Memorial Day weekend. White, who was 6’ 6”, was seen in the crowd by a witness “with his fists raised in a defensive posture.”
Shortly before that witness saw White on the ground, Adams was seen leaving the fight and walking back into the nightclub. The documents don’t provide any details on what happened in the fight.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Judge Gerald Fisher’s courtroom (320).