Johnie Lee Resper | Homicide Watch DC news about Johnie Lee Resperen-usMon, 24 Nov 2014 18:32:02 -0500Teenage Suspect Held in Johnie Lee Resper Shooting<p>Judge Lynn Leibovitz found probable cause Monday to hold 17-year-old <a href="">Ahmal McGainey</a> on second-degree murder while armed for the October 1 murder of <a href="">Johnie Lee Resper</a>. </p> <p>Police <a href="">found</a> Resper, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest and a head injury in the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast.<br /> <span id="more-26174"></span></p> <p>According to court documents, police believe that McGainey chased Resper after he witnessed Resper and two unidentified males stab and assault his friend in the 400 block of Rhode Island Avenue Northweast.</p> <p>That friend told police that he was with McGainey at the time he was stabbed, documents say. McGainey initially denied shooting Resper.</p> <p>Seventeen days after the murder, police responded to a hit and run and found McGainey and his brother. When police arrested McGainey, they found a Colt .38 Special revolver behind the passenger seat and five rounds of ammunition, documents say. An MPD firearm examination found that one of the rounds matched the bullet found recovered from Resper's body. </p> <p>McGainey, who is being charged as an adult, is scheduled to appear before Judge Jennifer Anderson for a felony status conference on January 23 at 11:00 a.m. </p> Amelia RuferMon, 24 Nov 2014 18:32:02 -0500 Lee ResperAhmal McGaineyTeen Murder Suspect Told Police "He Did What He Had To Do"<p>A teenage boy, identified as <a href="">Ahmal McGainey</a>, was held Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in connection to the October death of <a href="">Johnie Lee Resper</a>. He has been charged as an adult.</p> <p>On October 1, police <a href="">found</a> Resper, 18, lying on his back and on the sidewalk along the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and a head injury. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.<br /> <span id="more-25949"></span></p> <p>McGainey, 17, was <a href="">arrested</a> on November 12.</p> <p>MPD officers believe McGainey shot Resper in retaliation after witnessing Resper and two unidentified males stab and assault his friend.</p> <p>According to charging documents, a witness told police it was stabbed by Resper in the 400 block of Rhode Island Avenue Northeast minutes before Resper's death. It said that it had saw Resper and two other individuals as it was leaving a building to go meet up with McGainey and another friend. While walking with it's friends, Resper and the two individuals jumped him, according to the witness.</p> <p>According to court documents, the witness told police McGainey was with it that night and gave police a physical description of him. It said McGainey was wearing a black rolled up ski mask and tan pants. It identified McGainey in a photo provided by police. </p> <p>In a interview with police, McGainey initially denied shooting Resper and told police he knew who had shot Resper, documents say. But, he later said that after the stabbing he witnessed an altercation. McGainey told police that he noticed a boy behind a car that he knows as Johnie arguing with a man. According to charging documents, he stopped and looked to see Resper holding up a gun and it appeared as if he was trying to shoot, but the gun jammed. McGainey told police that Resper was pointing the gun at him and the crowd, so "he did what he had to do." He said he shot 2 or 3 times, but did not look because he was scared, court documents say.</p> <p>A second witness told police it saw Resper pulling a bandana or mask up on to cover his face while crouching near a fence on the west side of the 2200 block of 3rd Street Northeast, documents say. It said Resper made a gesture that made it seem like he had a gun, but it didn't see one. According to documents, the witness then saw McGainey and another individual approach on bicycles and they appeared to have guns. It heard the three men "trash talking" as it entered a building. Seconds later, the witness heard multiple gunshots.</p> <p>Police located a ski mask yards away from Resper but found no firearm on him or near the scene.</p> <p>Responding to a hit and run 17 days later, police located McGainey and his brother, who were stopped while standing outside of an unoccupied car where officers found a Colt .38-special revolver on the rear floor, documents state. According to forensic examinations, the weapon recovered is the same weapon that fired a bullet into Resper's body and was removed by a medical examiner. </p> <p>McGainey is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 24 at 9:30 before Judge Jennifer Anderson.</p> <p><em>A copy of charging documents are below:</em></p> <script src=''></script> <script> DV.load('', { width: 500, height: 600, sidebar: false, text: true, pdf: true, container: '#DV-viewer-1360469-ahmal-mcgainey-arrest-documents' }); </script> Imari WilliamsThu, 13 Nov 2014 20:00:18 -0500 Lee ResperAhmal McGaineyJuvenile Arrested in Shooting that Killed Johnie Lee Resper<p>A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of <a href="">Johnie Lee Resper</a> on October 1, MPD announced Wednesday.</p> <p>The juvenile was not identified by police. He is suspected of second-degree murder, police say.</p> <p>Resper, 18, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland was <a href="">found</a> suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near the intersection of the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast. <span id="more-25930"></span></p> <p><em>A copy of the police press release is after the jump:</em></p> <blockquote><p>Arrest Made in Homicide: 3rd and Adams Streets, Northeast</p> <p>(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 18-year-old Johnie Lee Resper of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which occurred Wednesday, October 1, 2014 near the intersection of 3rd and Adams Streets, Northeast.</p> <p>On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, members from the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a juvenile male charging him with Second Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Johnie Lee Resper.</p></blockquote> Imari WilliamsThu, 13 Nov 2014 09:46:34 -0500 Lee ResperAhmal McGaineyJohnie Lee Resper Killed in NE D.C. Shooting<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>A man fatally shot in D.C. Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 18-year-old <a href="">Johnie Lee Resper</a> of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.</p> <p>Police found Resper at approximately 3:04 p.m. in the 200 block of Adams Street Northeast suffering from gunshot wounds. The <a href="">Washington Post reports</a> that police are searching for a small, black, four-door vehicle in connection with Resper's death.</p> <p>A press release from MPD is after the jump.<br /> <span id="more-25204"></span></p> <blockquote><p>Homicide: 3rd and Adams Streets, Northeast</p> <p>(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred near the intersection of 3rd and Adams Streets, NE.</p> <p>On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at approximately 3:04 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for shooting. Upon arrival, they located the victim, 18-year-old Johnie Lee Resper of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in the 200 block of Adams Street, NE suffering from gunshot wounds.</p> <p>The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.</p></blockquote> Megan ArellanoWed, 01 Oct 2014 23:00:33 -0400 Lee Resper