Carlos Parks and Troy Robinson Held in Murder of Tywayne Thompson

A Superior Court judge on Friday found evidence to charge two DC men with killing a 25-year-old man over a scooter.

The suspects, Carlos Parks and Troy Robinson, were ordered held while a grand jury investigates the case.

Police found Tywayne Thompson June 24 around 1:25 a.m. in the rear of the 700 block of 12th Street Southeast suffering from gunshot wounds. Thompson was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Robinson was arrested August 22 and held on a charge of second-degree murder while armed, Parks was arrested last week and held in suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with Thompson’s death.

Arrests documents state that a witness who spoke to Thompson an hour before he was shot, told police Thompson said he was going to ride his scooter to the 700 block of 12th Street Southeast.

Another witness heard someone he identified as Carlos Parks talk about him and Robinson shooting Thompson for his scooter. The witness told police that Parks said Robinson approached Thompson pretending to buy his scooter, and then Robinson and Thompson walked away. A short while later Robinson shot Thompson in the leg, the witness said Parks told him.

The witness said Parks told Robinson to “finish him off” so he couldn’t identify them to the police, but Robinson wouldn’t; so Parks did.

Another witness told police that days after the shooting he overheard both defendants arguing about who shot Thompson where. The witness said they both admitted to shooting Thompson in the legs, but denied shooting him in the stomach.

Court documents state that Thompson suffered gunshot wounds to the groin, the back and left leg; the bullet that caused the back wound exited through his stomach and was the wound that caused his death.

Robinson’s defense attorney, Kia Sears, argued Friday that because Robinson is implicated only in shooting Thompson’s leg, he should not be considered responsible for his death. But Judge Frank Sullivan said the shot still contributed to the crime, and Thompson’s death.

The case is scheduled for a felony status conference November 21 with Judge Herbert Dixon.

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