Floyd Neal and Lafeyette Robinson, two alleged accomplices in the March shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams, have been arrested on charges of felony murder in connection with Williams’ death. Neal, 20, was ordered held Tuesday pending a preliminary hearing scheduled June 27. Court documents say that Robinson, 19, was admitted to Howard University Hospital; he is scheduled to be presented before a judge upon his release.
On March 14, police found Williams lying face down on the ground in front of his home in the 1000 block of 44th Street Northeast, suffering from a shotgun wound to the chest.
According to charging documents, a witness told police that on the night of the murder Robinson asked Neal to help him “pull a move,” meaning to commit a robbery. Robinson, Neal and the witness then approached DeAndre Shaheed, who was loading ammunition into a shotgun, and the group walked to Deanwood Metro Station, where they plotted a robbery.
The witness said that Shaheed spotted Williams as a potential target, but Robinson and Neal told him that they didn’t want to rob Williams. Charging documents state that Shaheed then said, “What we out here for? I’m going to rob him.”
The group then followed Williams to his home where Shaheed pulled out a brown sawed-off shotgun and ordered him to hand over his property.
Williams pushed the shotgun away, refused the demand, then moved closer to Shaheed. The witness then heard a gunshot and saw Williams grab his chest and collapse to the ground. The group then fled the scene.
Charging documents are below.
A press release from MPD is below:
June 18, 2013
Two Additional Homicide Arrests: 1000 Block of 44th Street, Northeast
(Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest in the fatal shooting which occurred in the 1000 block of 44th Street, Northeast.
On Thursday, March 14, 2013, at approximately 11:40 pm, units from the Sixth District responded to the 1000 block of 44th Street, Northeast for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male lying on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The decedent is identified as 31-year-old Akinwole Olu Williams, of Northeast, Washington, DC.
On June 3, 2013, at approximately 5:30 pm, members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, pursuant to a DC Superior court warrant, arrested an adult male of Northeast, Washington, DC, charging him with First Degree Murder While Armed in connection with the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams.
On Monday, June 17, 2013, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, pursuant to DC Superior court arrest warrants, arrested 20 year-old Floyd Neal and 19 year-old Lafeyette Robinson, both of Northeast, Washington, DC, charging them with First degree Murder While Armed in connection with the shooting death of Akinwole Olu Williams.