Ahmad Robertson-Bey Held in Shooting Death of Andre Wilson

Judge Karen Howze ruled Wednesday that there was enough evidence to hold Ahmad Robertson-Bey in connection with the the June shooting death of Andre Wilson. A preliminary hearing for Robertson-Bey, 22, has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on October 29.

On June 6, Wilson was found in the 1100 block of 1st Place Northwest in the early morning, suffering from gunshot wounds. According to charging documents, Wilson was later pronounced dead at 4:57 a.m. in a local hospital.

Documents state that officers found Robertson-Bey at about 3:45 a.m., limping in the area of First Street and Pierce Place Northwest. Robertson-Bey was then transported to a hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to the left foot.

After his release, Robertson-Bey told officers that he was never in the 1100 block of 1st Place Northwest prior to being shot, documents say. But charging documents state that forensic evidence indicates that known fingerprints from Robertson-Bey matched latent fingerprints recovered from a liquor bottle found next to Wilson’s body on June 6.

According to one witness, a group of men was playing craps prior to the shooting.

The witness told police that seconds before the shooting took place, Wilson snatched money from a man called “Jabar.” “Jabar” responded, “Oh it’s like that,” pulled out a handgun and fired it at Wilson’s chest. The witness told police that “Jabar” ran towards the other side of the street as another man fired shots in his direction.

In a later interview with police, the witness identified Robertson-Bey from a line-up and told detectives that Robertson-Bey shot Wilson. Charging documents indicate that the witness’s account is corroborated by ballistic evidence and the fact that police identified both Robertson-Bey and Wilson as shooting victims.

Charging documents have been added to this post.

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