Appearing in court wearing a light brown polo shirt and jeans, Mitchell was silent through the proceeding. He’s expected back in court on Sept 8 and was ordered held pending that date.
Prosecutors believe that Mitchell shot Robinson Sunday evening on Minnesota Avenue NE in front of at least two witnesses.
According to charging documents in the case, Robinson was shot to death on the sidewalk outside of seafood shop on Minnesota Ave NE. Investigators said that as Robinson was walking down the street, he “looked in the direction” of three people sitting on a Clay Place porch.
One of the witnesses said Robinson and Mitchell “exchanged words similar to ‘what the fuck are you looking at?,’” then Mitchell ran inside the home, returning to the porch with a pistol in hand, then left the porch and ran after Robinson, charging documents allege.
They go on to say that Mitchell used the pistol to “smush” Robinson in the head, then he fired several shots at him and Robinson fell. Mitchell began to flee, the documents state, but then paused and began shooting at Robinson again.
Robinson, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mitchell, 32, is a plumber in Annapolis and lives in Temple Hills, Md., said his attorney, Lauren Bernstein.