Ercell Overton Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder for Solomon James Okoroh Shooting

Ercell Overton pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and two counts of assault to a police officer while armed in connection with the shooting death of 57-year-old taxi driver Solomon James Okoroh. Overton, 32, signed an Alford plea agreement, which means that he accepts punishment without asserting guilt. In entering the plea, Overton said he … Read more →

Ercell Overton Held in Connection with Solomon James Okoroh Murder

Judge Karen Howze ordered Ercell Overton held Wednesday pending a preliminary hearing in connection with the shooting death of 57-year-old taxi driver Solomon James Okoroh. Tuesday morning, Okoroh suffered two gunshot wounds, one to each shoulder, and later died at Howard University Hospital. Overton, 32, was arrested shortly after following a shootout with police. According … Read more →

Solomon James Okoroh, Ercell Overton Identified as Victim, Suspect in Tuesday Morning Shooting

A taxi driver who was shot and killed in Adams Morgan Tuesday morning has been identified as 57-year-old Solomon James Okoroh of Lanham, Md. The driver’s name was released Tuesday afternoon by Metropolitan police, who also released the name of the man charged in connection with the shooting. That man, 32-year-old Ercell Overton of Northwest … Read more →

Taxi Driver Fatally Shot Tuesday Morning in Adams Morgan

Several media outlets report a fatal shooting occurred early Tuesday morning in the 2400 block of Ontario Place Northwest. According to NBC Washington, a taxicab driver was shot and killed around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Police officers working in the area saw two men exit the taxi … Read more →

Ercell Overton

  • Age: 32
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Unknown

Pleaded guilty in the June 4, 2013, death of Solomon James Okoroh.