DaQuan Tinker Arraigned on First-Degree Murder Charge

DaQuan Tinker pleaded innocent Friday to a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the August 2012 shooting death of Terence Robinson.

A grand jury indicted Tinker last week.

In that indictment, Tinker, 16, was charged with one weapons violation, in addition to the murder charge.

According to charging documents, a robbery victim identified as “Witness 1,” told police that on the morning of August 4, 2012, 5 subjects, including a light-skinned black male with a mask over his head, who police say was Tinker, robbed the witness on the 2600 block of Douglas Road Southeast.

Tinker threatened Witness 1 and demanded money saying, “Do you want your brains? Where’s the money?” After robbing Witness 1, the masked man walked toward Robinson. When Robinson began to run away, Witness 1 heard three or four gunshots. All five subjects ran.

Charging documents say Robinson died of multiple gunshots in the body and head. Tinker has not been charged with robbery.

A status hearing in the case is scheduled for July 12.

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