Brandon Andrews Held in Fatal Friday Night Shooting

Brandon Andrews was ordered held today on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Leonard Bigelow in Northeast DC Friday evening.

Neighbors said Andrews is Bigelow’s sister’s ex-boyfriend.

Charging documents in the case state that she told police that she had broken up with Andrews last Monday after he threatened to kill her. Andrews texted her on Friday about retrieving items he had left at her house. She took the items elsewhere for him to pick up, which made him angry, she told authorities, adding that she received angry calls and text messages from him throughout the day Friday.

According to charging documents, she called 911 when Andrews showed up at Bigelow’s home Friday night. Bigelow went outside, she said, and while she was on the phone with 911, she saw Andrews shoot Bigelow with a handgun, she told detectives, according to court documents.

Andrews’ attorney, Lauren Bernstein, on Monday questioned why Bigelow “confronted” Andrews instead of staying inside and calling 911.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 7 with Judge William Jackson.

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