Twenty-year-old Steffon Frazier pled guilty today to a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the 2008 shooting death of David Christopher Holmes.
Judge William Jackson took the plea.
Frazier was due to stand trial on May 21 on two counts of first degree murder and four weapons charges. He was indicted by the Grand Jury in September 2009.
According to a press release from MPD dated Jan. 6, 2009,
The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide of David Christopher Holmes, who was shot to death in vicinity of 4th and V Streets, NW on Monday, December 15, 2008. Based on the investigation the case was closed on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. The defendant was apprehended by members of the MPD’s Fugitive Task Force. The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Steffon Frazier of no fixed address, has been charged as an adult under Title 16 of the DC Code with Murder II While Armed pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant.
On Monday, December 15, 2008, at approximately 4:37 pm, members of the Third District responded for the report of shooting at the intersection of 4th and V Streets, NW. Upon arrival, officers located 20-year-old David Christopher Holmes, of the unit block of Chesapeake Street, SE, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department were on the scene to provide medical aid to the victim. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:13 pm.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 6.