Rasdavid Lagarde Indicted in Death of Omar Sykes

Rasdavid Lagarde formally pleaded innocent to eight criminal charges Friday, including first-degree murder while armed, after being indicted for the shooting death of Omar Sykes. A trial is scheduled for November 10. Sykes was shot and killed around 11:30 p.m. on July 4, 2013. He was a 22-year-old student at Howard University. According to arrest … Read more →

Rasdavid Lagarde Waives His Right to a Preliminary Hearing

Nearly five months after his arrest, Rasdavid Lagarde decided to give up his right to a preliminary hearing in court on Friday. At such a hearing, prosecutors would have argued there was probable cause that Lagarde was the person who fatally shot Howard University student Omar Sykes in order for Lagarde to remain held. Police … Read more →

Rasdavid Lagarde Held in Shooting Death of Omar Sykes

The man accused of fatally shooting Howard University student Omar Sykes may have believed the safety on his weapon was on, according to charging documents in the case. Appearing in court Wednesday, 26-year-old Rasdavid Lagarde was ordered held in the case on suspicion of first-degree murder. Sykes was found shot July 4 in the 700 … Read more →

Rasdavid Lagarde Arrested in the Shooting Death of Omar Sykes

Rasdavid Lagarde, 26, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Omar Sykes. On July 4, Sykes was found in the 700 block of Fairmont Street Northwest around 11:30 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds; he later died at a local hospital. Police believe his death … Read more →

Rasdavid Lagarde

  • Arrested: Oct. 15, 2013
  • Age: 26
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the July 4, 2013, death of Omar Sykes.