Michael Coleman Indicted in the Murder of Candance Reed

Michael Anthony Coleman pleaded innocent Thursday to second-degree murder while armed, plus assault and weapon charges, in the stabbing death of Candance Reed.

At around 2:15 a.m., Reed, 40, was found stabbed in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest. She later died at a local hospital.

According to charging documents, a surveillance video shows Coleman, 36, coming in contact with Reed and Reed’s friend outside of Macombo Lounge, a strip club.

A witness told police that Coleman attacked Reed as she attempted to get into the right rear passenger side of a burgundy vehicle, documents say. Reed then fell to the ground, while Coleman and another man began fighting, the witness said.

Court documents say the witness told Reed to get in the car, but they soon realized that Reed had been stabbed in the chest. As she tried to walk to the car she fell forward, striking the car door.

Coleman is scheduled for a status hearing Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Jennifer Anderson.

A copy of the indictment is below:

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