Charles Young Ordered Held in Shooting Death of Rokeida Spriggs

Judge Karen Howze ordered Charles Young held Friday in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Rokeida Spriggs. Young, 22, remains held pending a preliminary hearing December 17.

Spriggs was found by police on November 22 around 1:00 am on the 4900 Block of G Street Southeast suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Six days later, Young was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed in Spriggs’ death.

According to charging documents, witnesses told police that the night of the shooting, Spriggs and two other women were arguing in the hallway of the apartment building where they all lived. Then the witnesses heard gunshots and saw Young with a big black handgun shooting in the hallway, documents state.

One witness told police Young, Spriggs and the other women were in the hallway arguing when one of the women sprayed Young with mace.

Why the f– you mace me?” the witness heard Young say to the woman, according to court documents.

The witness said they then saw Young pull a handgun from his waistband, turn in the direction of Spriggs and the other women, and fire a single gunshot, charging documents state.

An autopsy concluded that Spriggs died from a gunshot to the left side of her chest.

The case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on December 17.

Charging documents have been added below.

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