Antonio Hester Indicted in Murder Outside of Night Club

Antonio Hester pleaded innocent Thursday to first-degree murder and two weapons charges in the shooting that killed Tracy McFadden on June 19, 2013.

At 2:28 a.m., McFadden, 44, was found on the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest suffering from six gunshot wounds, including four to his neck. He died at a local hospital.

Hester’s romantic partner at the the time told police that Hester and Mcfadden had two different heated arguments while they were inside the Chuck and Billy nightclub, MPD Detective Ricardo Leiva testified at a preliminary hearing.

Leiva said that the witness watched Hester leave the nightclub, then saw McFadden “immediately walk behind” him, he recounted. Soon after, the witness left, too, because it “was worried about something happening,” Leiva said.

When the witness got outside, it saw McFadden on the ground next to a vehicle, but did not see Hester, according to court documents. The witness then called Hester’s cell phone, picked him up two blocks north of the nightclub, and drove him to an address in Maryland.

The witness reported to police that Hester sounded “out of breath” on the call, Detective Leiva said.

Hester is scheduled for a status hearing on February 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Rhonda Winston.

A copy of the indictment is embedded below:

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