Lucki Nancy Pannell | Homicide Watch DC news about Lucki Nancy Pannellen-usThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:51 -0400Deangelo Williams Acquitted in Lucki Pannell Shooting<p>Jurors acquitted <a href="">Deangelo Williams</a> of all charges in the February 2011 murder of <a href="">Lucki Pannell</a>. </p> <p>Williams was indicted on first-degree premeditated murder and three counts of possession of a firearm. He was also cleared of two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, for allegedly shooting <a href="">Terry</a> and Bernardo Jimenez in the same incident that killed Pannell.</p> <p>Jurors delivered the verdict Thursday afternoon after two days of deliberations. <span id="more-25687"></span></p> <p>At trial, prosecutors argued that Williams blamed Terry Jimenez for the 2007 shooting death of his best friend <a href=";pid=95834286">Jonathan Franklin</a> and went to the neighborhood around Hobart Place on Feb. 19, 2011, for revenge.</p> <p>Jimenez <a href="">testified</a> that he was sitting outside of Pannell's home when he noticed a person at the bottom of the steps and that as the person reached the porch, he began shooting. </p> <p>Jimenez was the only witness who identified Williams as the masked shooter, claiming he recognized him by his eyes. And Jimenez waited two years to tell police, after he'd pleaded guilty in another fatal shooting.</p> <p>"Everybody wanted justice for Lucki," Veronice Holt, Williams' attorney, said in closing arguments. "But that cannot mean injustice for Mr. Williams."</p> Imari WilliamsThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:51 -0400 Nancy PannellDeangelo WilliamsJury Begins Deliberations in Lucki Pannell Murder<p><a href="">Deangelo Williams</a> "committed the same offense he was trying to revenge," Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Rakoczy said in closing arguments Monday. "He took someone's best friend."</p> <p>Prosecutors say Williams went to the neighborhood around Hobart Place on Feb. 19, 2011, looking for <a href="">Terry Jimenez</a>, who he blamed (according to prosecutors) for the 2007 shooting death of his best friend, <a href=";pid=95834286">Jonathan Franklin</a>.</p> <p>When Williams saw Jimenez with his best friend <a href="">Lucki Pannell</a> and his brother Bernardo sitting together on Pannell's porch, "he ran up on that porch after pulling down his mask and opened fire on these three unarmed people, and in his own words, 'let that motherf*cker rock,'" Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Parikh said.<br /> <span id="more-25636"></span></p> <p>Williams is charged with first-degree premeditated murder for Pannell's death and two counts of assault with intent to kill while armed for shooting Terry and Bernardo Jimenez. Williams also faces three counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. </p> <p>Defense argued that there was insufficient evidence to convict Williams since Terry Jimenez was the only witness who identified him as the shooter. "Everybody wanted justice for Lucki," said Veronice Holt, Williams' public defender. "But that cannot mean injustice for Mr. Williams."</p> <p>According to the prosecution, Williams fired at Bernardo Jimenez first, hitting him in the left shoulder. Then he fired at Terry Jimenez as Terry was trying to get away. "Williams killed Lucki with a single bullet entering through the abdomen, traveling through her heart and to her shoulder," said AUSA Parikh. Terry Jimenez sustained a bullet wound in his left thigh. </p> <p>Police found Pannell suffering from a gunshot wound on the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue Northwest shortly after 7:00 p.m., documents say. She was taken to Washington Hospital Center where she died at approximately 7:41 p.m.</p> <p>Both parties agree that Terry Jimenez, not Pannell, was the <a href="">target</a>. Prosecutors say Williams was retaliating for Franklin's death, another violent act in a history of many that makeup a decade-long feud between the Hobart and Clifton (CTU) neighborhoods. </p> <p>"This is the kind of moment when time stands still," AUSA Rakoczy argued. "Terry tells you he looks into his eyes and sees the eyes of a child he used to play with, the eyes of a man who became a CTU member, eyes that were 'low' and 'lazy.' Terry saw the eyes of Deangelo Williams."</p> <p>According to Holt, the defense attorney, Terry Jimenez' <a href="">statements</a> from his interview with police after the shooting were inconsistent with his eventual <a href="">testimony</a> and didn't implicate her client. Prosecutors say this was intentional. </p> <p>Terry Jimenez "was engaging in misdirection because he told you he didn't want police to know who did it," AUSA Rakoczy told jurors, referring to Terry Jimenez' testimony. "He wanted to take care of it himself."</p> <p>Terry Jimenez, who moved to New York with his brother Bernardo after Pannell's murder, "came back [to D.C.] for retribution," Rakozcy argued. "Before he could do that, he ran into <a href="">Deonte Bryant</a>" and was <a href="">arrested</a> after a public shootout between members of CTU and Hobart killed an innocent bystander. </p> <p>Terry Jimenez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the shootout. Rakoczy said Jimenez turned to police after he was incarcerated, when he was unable to avenge Pannell's death and "take care of it himself."</p> <p>"This blind obsession with revenge is the same thing that drove [Williams], whose best friend was also killed," Rakoczy concluded. </p> Amelia RuferTue, 28 Oct 2014 09:35:47 -0400 Nancy PannellTerry JimenezDeangelo WilliamsWitness in Lucki Pannell's Death Knew Shooter, Kept Quiet for Two Years<p>Prosecutors say that <a href="">Terry Jimenez</a> knew exactly who shot and killed 18-year-old <a href="">Lucki Pannell</a> on Feb. 19, 2011. That night, Jimenez and his brother BJ recognized the distinctive eyes of Williams, despite Williams' mask, when he ran up to Pannell's porch and opened fire, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Rakoczy.</p> <p>But Jimenez didn't tell police who shot Pannell until more than two years later, after he entered a cooperation agreement and <a href="">pleaded guilty to second-degree murder</a> for the death of <a href="">Robert Foster Jr</a>.</p> <p>Defense attorney Veronice Holt told jurors that Jimenez's "evolving story" shows that he "doesn't care about justice for Lucki."<br /> <span id="more-25432"></span><br /> Police "begged" Jimenez, "in the name of Lucki's mother," to name the shooter, and Jimenez said he didn't know, Holt said. </p> <p>"For some of you, this may not make sense," Rakoczy admitted, but for Jimenez, "you do not snitch," not even if "your best friend was killed months before her graduation."</p> <p>Domonique Pannell, Lucki's older sister, testified that on the evening of the shooting, she was hanging out on the porch of her mother's house with Terry and BJ Jimenez and Lucki. After she went inside to prepare food for her children, she heard several "close" gunshots and saw the flash of lights through the windows.</p> <p>When Pannell rushed out the door, she didn't see Lucki at first, and thought that she might've gone to the "24 hour" store, Pannell testified. But then someone from a passing car said there was a body over the railing of the porch, Pannell said, and she saw her sister's body. </p> <p>Lucki Pannell died at a nearby hospital.</p> <p>Hours later, Pannell said she received a call from Terry Jimenez, who was at the hospital sounding "shaky and scared." Jimenez told her that "Hoover D" was the shooter, Pannell said. </p> <p>In court, Pannell identified Hoover D as Williams.</p> <p>But when Jimenez told her that Hoover D was the shooter, Pannell said that she "started cussing him out, because I didn't believe him."</p> <p>"[Williams'] sister and my sister grew up together, from the sandbox, they was close," Pannell explained, adding that Williams and Pannell went to school together at one point.</p> <p>After she hung up on Terry Jimenez, Pannell received another call from BJ Jimenez, who was also in the hospital. BJ Jimenez reiterated to Pannell that Williams shot Lucki, Pannell told jurors.</p> <p>"BJ said he had a ski mask on, but he recognized his eyes," Pannell said.</p> <p>Holt, the defense attorney, questioned why Pannell did not tell police that Williams was the shooter for over a year, instead telling police about a dispute between Jimenez and "Mike."</p> <p>"I didn't believe it!" Pannell replied.</p> <p><em>The trial is scheduled to resume Monday at 10:00 a.m.</em></p> Megan ArellanoThu, 16 Oct 2014 19:24:02 -0400 Nancy PannellDeangelo WilliamsDeangelo Williams Charged with First-Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Lucki Pannell<p><a href="" >Deangelo Williams</a> was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree murder while armed, assault and related weapons offenses in connection with the 2011 shooting death of 18-year-old <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>. Williams pleaded innocent to all charges and remains held pending a status hearing November 6.</p> <p>On February 19, 2011 at around 7:00 pm police found Pannell shot in front of her home in the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue Northwest. Two men were found shot nearby. Pannell later died at a local hospital.<br /> <span id="more-17949"></span><br /> More than two years later, Williams, 21, was arrested and held in suspicion of first-degree murder while armed in Pannell's death.</p> <p>Prosecutors claim Pannell's murder was the result of a gang rivalry, and that she was not the intended target.</p> <p>According to charging documents, Williams is an alleged member of the “Clifton Terrace University” gang, which at the time of Pannell’s death, had a feud with a rival gang, the “Hobart Stars.”</p> <p>Court documents state that witnesses told police they saw a black man wearing a ski mask approach the porch where Pannell, and the two other victims, were sitting. The man in the mask shot at the porch, and knocked the three victims off sending them falling to the ground.</p> <p>Two witness identified Williams from a photo spread, and told police he was the masked man who shot at the porch, documents state.</p> <p>Williams is scheduled for a status hearing with Judge Herbert Dixon on November 6.</p> Ivan NatividadFri, 20 Sep 2013 10:22:19 -0400 Nancy PannellDeangelo WilliamsAfter Two Years, Witnesses Identify Deangelo Williams as Shooter of 18-Year-Old Lucki Pannell<p><a href="" >Deangelo Williams</a>, accused of killing Cardozo High School senior <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>, was implicated in the shooting by four witnesses, at least two of whom witnessed the shooting, and others who gained knowledge of the events afterwards.</p> <p>Williams, 21, appeared in court Saturday and was ordered held for a preliminary hearing. He was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder. Police say Williams shot and killed 18-year-old Pannell in February 2011.<br /> <span id="more-14480"></span><br /> According to charging documents, Williams was a known member of the "Clifton Terrace University" gang, which at the time of Pannell's death, was feuding with a rival gang, the "Hobart Stars."</p> <p>Two witnesses to the shooting told police they saw a black man wearing a ski mask approach the porch where Pannell was sitting with two men. The masked man shot at the porch, knocking the three victims off the porch and sending them tumbling to the ground.</p> <p>Both witnesses initially said they didn’t recognize the man in the ski mask. When one of them was later arrested on unrelated charges, though, he told investigators he had seen the masked man earlier. He then identified Williams from a photo spread, documents say, and another witness later corroborated the claims.</p> <p>One of the surviving victims, <a href="" >Terry Jimenez</a>, was the intended target in the shooting, D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham <a href="" >said in June 2011</a>. After Pannell's death, Jimenez was involved in a shootout between "CTU" and the "Hobart Stars" at the Caribbean Festival in Columbia Heights, which killed Robert Foster Jr. Jimenez, one of three men arrested in connection with Foster's death, <a href="" >pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while armed</a> on Friday.</p> <p>Williams is due before Judge Herbert Dixon May 7 at 9:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.</p> <p>Charging documents are below:</p> <p><script src="//"></script><br /> <script> DV.load("//", { width: 450, height: 650, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-694172-deangelo-williams-charging-documents" }); </script></p> <noscript> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','download','']);">Deangelo Williams charging documents (PDF)</a><br /> <br /> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Deangelo Williams charging documents (Text)</a><br /> </noscript> Sam PearsonMon, 29 Apr 2013 17:21:29 -0400 Nancy PannellDeangelo WilliamsNW DC Man Arrested in Connection with Lucki Pannell Shooting Death<p>A 21-year-old Northwest DC man was arrested Friday evening in connection with the February 2011 shooting death of Columbia Heights teen <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>.</p> <p>MPD identified the suspect Saturday afternoon as <a href="" >Deangelo Williams</a> and said that he was suspected of first-degree murder while armed.<br /> <span id="more-14474"></span><br /> Pannell, 18, was shot while sitting on her front porch. Two others were also shot, but survived.</p> <p>According to court records, Williams was presented with the charge Saturday and ordered held pending a preliminary hearing. That hearing has been scheduled for May 7.</p> <p>A press release from MPD is below.</p> <blockquote><p>April 27, 2013</p> <p>Arrest Made in 2011 Homicide: 3000 Block of Sherman Avenue, NW</p> <p>(Washington, DC) — Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest in the triple shooting which resulted in a fatality that occurred in the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue, NW.</p> <p>On Saturday, February 19, 2011, at approximately 7:00 pm, units from the Third District were dispatched to Sherman Avenue and Columbia Road NW to investigate the sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, three gunshot victims were located. A female victim was located in front of a residence in the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue, NW. Two adult male victims were located in the 700 block of Harvard Street, NW. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported all three victims to local hospitals. The female victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.</p> <p>The decedent has been identified as 18-year-old Lucki Nancy Pannell of the 3000 block of Sherman Avenue, NW.<br /> On Friday, April 26, 2013, at approximately 8:30 pm, 21-year-old Deangelo Williams of Northwest, DC was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Lucki Pannell. </p></blockquote> Laura AmicoSat, 27 Apr 2013 16:27:43 -0400 Nancy PannellDeangelo WilliamsComment of the Day: "I hope your killers do something positive with their lives"<p>This <a href="" >Comment of the Day</a> come from <a href="" >Anonymous for good reason</a> who writes in about <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Oh, how my heart hurts today! 2 years, 3 suspects, no arrests. Why? I just really wish that people could solve their problems without violence. If they could, you'd still be here, and would have experienced everything a High School Senior should have. There's such a whole in my heart when I think about you. My son hugged me so tight today when he left for school. He could tell I was so sad.<br /> <span id="more-13145"></span><br /> I remember when you found out I was pregnant with him. You said, " Oh Lord, you been throwing up haven't you?" I just laughed. You were so wise beyond your years. You said, " I been doin this a long time. You know I got nieces and nephews." I said, "yes, Lucki. I know. Any advice you can give me?" She said, "Don't pay that father no mind. They ain't no good. And don't let that baby out of your sight!" I laughed so hard but you were so right. And I never forgot what you said. THANK YOU SO MUCH BABY GIRL, FOR EVERYTHING YOU BROUGHT TO MY LIFE. I HOPE YOUR KILLERS DO SOMETHING POSITIVE WITH THEIR LIVES WHILE THEY CAN BECAUSE ITS THE ONLY WAY TO HONOR YOUR MEMORY.</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoTue, 19 Feb 2013 12:49:35 -0500 Nancy PannellComment of the Day: "It's coming soon, the first year of her death."<p>Today's <a href="" >Comment of the Day</a> comes from <a href="" >Tabby3300</a>, who wrote about <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>. Pannell was shot and killed on Feb. 19, 2011, while sitting on her front porch with a friend. She was 18 at the time.</p> <blockquote><p>It's coming soon, the first year of her death. This is not something I anticipated celebrating. We should be celebrating how we do every week in the house with all my babies. I been back to the house slowly but surely. Don't understand why DC police haven't solved her murder when you have a person of interest in custody. I guess she's not the right color. Do me a favor: Dont't call the family anymore until ya have results. Stop harassing them with bs. Stop bothering them until ya get justice for Lucki. RIP Lucki, we gonna make sure ur senseless death is not in vain.</p></blockquote> Chris AmicoFri, 03 Feb 2012 08:43:46 -0500 Nancy PannellComment of the Day: "Happy Birthday Baby Girl"<p>This <a href="" >Comment of the Day</a> comes from "<a href="" >Anonymous for good reason</a>" who wrote in about <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>. Pannell was 18 years old when she was shot and killed in February. No arrests have been made in connection with her case. </p> <blockquote><p>My heart is so heavy today. I have cried constantly today because it is your birthday. You should be celebrating with your loved ones. I still can't believe that this happened to you. You were so sweet to me, and you knew when to be sweet and when to be tough. I loved that about you. You knew how to survive anywhere you went but you couldn't survive on your own front porch. <span id="more-6569"></span>That's what hurts the most.<br /> I can't imagine what your sisters and your mom are going through. I think about them constantly. Even though I don't see them much I pray for them every night. I'm so hurt that your gone, and I will never stop hoping, wishing and praying that your killers are caught. Happy Birthday Baby Girl. I love you...</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoTue, 29 Nov 2011 13:14:27 -0500 Nancy PannellFrom Oklahoma to D.C. Jail<p>This past October, <a href="" >Deonte Bryant</a> was enrolled at <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Langston University</a> in Oklahoma. A five hundred dollar scholarship from Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham was helping pay his way and DYRS specialist Fred Rogers thought Bryant had a "real opportunity to change his life."</p> <p>Today Bryant sits in D.C. Jail.</p> <p>In an email to Homicide Watch Graham wrote of Bryant:</p> <blockquote><p>I strongly believe everyone, especially our young, youthful offenders, sometimes need a second chance, sometimes a third and fourth chance to get their lives on track. However, those chances / opportunities need to be coupled with verification and close monitoring by the agency. I don’t have any information why, when or how Mr. Bryant returned to DC. DYRS never communicated to me his return, although my staff made several attempts, beginning in April, 2011 to check on his status. DYRS never fully responded to those requests. Unfortunately, the first news I had regarding Deonte was when I read he was arrested.</p></blockquote> <p>Bryant was arrested July 5 by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and the following day <a href="" >presented with a second-degree murder charge</a> at D.C. Superior Court.<br /> <span id="more-4583"></span><br /> Police and prosecutors believe that Bryant was one of three men involved in a mid-day Saturday gang shoot-out in a busy Northwest DC street following a street carnival. The shooting left one bystander, <a href="" >Robert Foster Jr.</a>, dead and injured three others, including 19-year-old <a href="" >Terry Jimenez</a>, also in custody on a murder charge related to the shooting.</p> <p>Like Bryant, Jimenez was believed to be living outside of D.C. In his case, Jimenez was placed in Buffalo, New York, by authorities trying to "save his life," Leonard Sipes, a spokesman for the District’s Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency told the <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Washington Post</a>.</p> <p>Authorities believed Jimenez had been the target of a February shooting in Columbia Heights that killed Cardozo High student <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>.</p> <p><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Reported the Post</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>When CSOSA officials heard of February’s shooting, Sipes said, they contacted Superior Court, law enforcement agencies and Jimenez’s family to try to get him out of the city. An out-of-state family member offered to house him.</p> <p>In March, a case involving an arrest for distributing cocaine was dismissed, Sipes said.</p> <p>CSOSA called Jimenez twice a month, in addition to e-mailing the family member, Sipes said. But Jimenez went missing earlier this month — until a community leader told CSOSA that he was in town, Sipes said.</p> <p>After learning that Jimenez was in the District, the agency tried to contact family members here and elsewhere, as well as law enforcement agencies, Sipes said. But the agency couldn’t find him, he said.</p></blockquote> <p>It seems Bryant had an equally difficult time staying away from the District.</p> <p>After the fatal June shooting, MPD executed a search warrant at Bryant's mother's home on 14th Street NW, where they said Bryant was living. At the house they found Bryant's clothes, an obituary for one of his friends, and photos of Bryant with friends, among other items, according to MPD's affidavit in the case.</p> <p>In an email message Monday, Graham said his scholarship to Bryant was part of his annual effort to provide a $500 scholarship to one graduating senior in every high school in Ward One.</p> <p>While Bryant's school, New Beginnings, isn't located in Ward One, it's sister school, Maya Angelou Public Charter School, is, and Bryant was recommended for the honor.</p> <p>Said Graham in an email message Monday:</p> <blockquote><p>As you can imagine, I was very disturbed and disheartened to learn of his arrest and alleged involvement in the June 25th shooting. </p></blockquote> <p>Bryant is due in court July 25 for a preliminary hearing in his case.</p> <p><em>Read Graham's email about Bryant below.</em></p> <p><script src=""></script><br /> <script> DV.load('', { width: 450, height: 600, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-215758-jimgraham-email" }); </script></p> Laura AmicoMon, 11 Jul 2011 13:06:57 -0400 Foster JrLucki Nancy PannellDeonte J. BryantTerry JimenezJudge holds Deonte Bryant, finding urban warfare not self defense.<p>On June 25, <a href="" >Deonte Bryant</a> and <a href="" >Terry Jimenez</a> stood on opposite sides of a fight, each a member of an opposing gang. Facing off, as prosecutors tell it, the two exchanged gunfire. Jimenez was wounded. Bryant ran, the clip from his semi-automatic pistol falling to the ground as he made his escape.</p> <p>Today the two young men became co-defendants.</p> <p>Bryant, 20, and Jimenez, 19, are each charged with second-degree murder in the death of <a href="" >Robert Foster Jr</a>, an innocent man struck in the exchange of bullets that prosecutors likened to urban warfare.</p> <img src="" alt="Jonathan Franklin, as pictured on an MPD &quot;unsolved homicides&quot; poster" title="Jonathan Franklin" width="215" height="263" class="size-full wp-image-4485" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Jonathan Franklin, as pictured on an MPD &quot;unsolved homicides&quot; poster</p> <p>According to charging documents in the case, the argument between Bryant and Jimenez goes back to 2007 when 15-year-old <a href=";pid=95834286" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Jonathan Lamont Franklin Jr.</a> was gunned down in a triple shooting near 14th and Ingraham streets NW.</p> <p>Franklin and Bryant were good friends, both members of the Clifton Terrace University (CTU) gang, and CTU blamed <a href=";group=1533" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Franklin's killing</a> on a rival gang, the Hobart Stars.</p> <p>It wasn't immediately clear Wednesday evening whether anyone has been prosecuted in Franklin's case.</p> <p>Jimenez was a member of the Hobart Stars and had, on at least one occasion, been <a href="" >targeted for murder by CTU</a>, investigators believe.<br /> <span id="more-4479"></span><br /> According to charging documents, when Jimenez and Bryant met following the Caribbean Festival in northwest DC, Bryant made "intimidating looks" at Jimenez and reached to his own waist showing that he was armed. Later Bryant confronted a witness and stated "tell your mans I'm trying to put in work," which prosecutors believe meant that Bryant wanted Jimenez and his friends to know that he was ready for battle. And then Bryant walked away.</p> <p>Bryant's defense attorney, Michael Quillin, argued Wednesday that what happened next was self-defense.</p> <p>Jimenez followed Bryant and two others then fired at them and ducked behind a car. One of Bryant's friends fled, the other joined Bryant in returning gunfire at Jimenez, according to charging documents. Four people, including Jimenez, were shot. Foster died.</p> <p>"If one person grits on another, that doesn't authorize the other person to take out a pistol and begin firing," Quillin said. "[Bryant] had a right to act in self-defense. He tried to protect his own person and perhaps even the people around him."</p> <p>Judge Diane Harris Epps disagreed.</p> <p>"Both these two gentlemen are on opposing sides of a disagreement. The defendant had the full intention of engaging. Both equally participated," she said.</p> <p>In ruling that there was enough evidence to hold a preliminary hearing in the case, Epps sided with prosecutors who argued that the description of the shooting creates probable cause for an "urban warfare" prosecution.</p> <p>Such a prosecution allows both Jimenez and Bryant to be held liable for Foster's death, even if evidence shows that a bullet that could only have come from one of the men's guns struck and killed Foster.</p> <p>A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Bryant for July 25 at nine a.m. in Judge Jackson's courtroom.</p> <p>Jimenez is expected before Judge Jackson on July 18.</p> <p>Charging documents in Bryant's case are below.</p> <p><script src=""></script><br /> <script> DV.load('', { width: 450, height: 600, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-215249-bryant-aff" }); </script></p> Laura AmicoWed, 06 Jul 2011 17:27:43 -0400 Foster JrLucki Nancy PannellDeonte J. BryantTerry JimenezComment of the Day<p>This comment of the day comes from <a href="" >"Hurt and Confused," who wrote</a> in about<a href="" > Terry Jimenez</a>' arrest following the Caribbean Festival fatal shoot-out and his <a href="" >connection to Lucki Pannell</a>'s murder case.</p> <blockquote><p>There is much more to this story than the police are saying and I hope it's for someone's safety. I always said it was weird that there were other people there when Lucki was shot and the police didn't catch anyone. Lucki's passing is the single most devastating thing to happen to me in my entire life and I need some answers. Her family needs some answers and someone needs to be punished for it. I will never get over her death and even if they find out who did it, it wont bring her back. The disregard for human life in this city is just downright pathetic. It is really sad when young people dont care if they die or go to jail. She didnt deserve to die and if you didnt mean to shoot her, you need to come forward before you meet the same fate.</p></blockquote> Laura AmicoThu, 30 Jun 2011 15:07:45 -0400 Foster JrLucki Nancy PannellTerry JimenezCaribbean Festival Shooting Links Roundup<p><strong>A roundup of coverage of the fatal shooting following the Caribbean Festival in DC Saturday, including interviews with Robert Foster Jr's family and more about suspect Terry Jimenez.</strong></p> <p><strong>Man Accused in Shooting Only Returned to D.C. Last Week</strong> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">DCist</a></p> <blockquote><p>One week. That's how long it took Terry Allen Jimenez, arrested and charged with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing an innocent man last Saturday, to get back into trouble in D.C. after he left town for safety reasons.</p></blockquote> <p><strong>D.C. man charged in slaying of man near Caribbean Festival parade</strong> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Washington Post</a></p> <blockquote><p>Thought to have been the intended target of a deadly drive-by shooting in February, Terry Allen Jimenez was told by authorities to leave town — and he did, staying with a family member out of state.</p> <p>Last Monday, they got word that he was back. On Monday, Jimenez, 19, was charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection with the Saturday shooting death of Robert Foster Jr., police said.</p></blockquote> <p><span id="more-4369"></span><br /> <strong>Family of Caribbean Carnival Festival Murder Victim Robert Foster Jr. Speaks Out</strong> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">MyFoxDC</a></p> <blockquote><p>Friends and family have been rushing to Anita Mosley's side after learning her 43-year-old son, Robert Foster Jr., was killed in the melee that broke out between rival gangs on Gresham Place last Saturday.</p> <p>"He was a kind, fun loving person," Mosley says about her son. "Everybody was a friend."</p></blockquote> <p><strong>Police arrest 19-year-old in Caribbean festival shootings</strong> <a href=";sid=2439132" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">WTOP</a></p> <blockquote><p>Lanier says the shootings had nothing to do with the Caribbean festival, which she says has gone on peacefully in the city for years.</p> <p>"This is why we put all of our efforts into pursuing gang members, because they are reckless with their violence," Lanier says.</p> <p>Lanier says others involved in the shooting should turn themselves in.</p></blockquote> <p><strong>Festival shooting suspect dodged rivals, police</strong><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">The Examiner</a></p> <blockquote><p>A 19-year-old gang member charged in the deadly shooting near the Caribbean Festival had been transferred out of state for his own safety earlier this year after a previous attempt on his life that left a 17-year-old high school girl dead, authorities said.</p> <p>Authorities said Terry Jiminez returned to the District and stalked his rivals at the festival near Howard University. Now another innocent bystander is dead.</p> <p>Jiminez was charged with second degree murder in the slaying of 43-year-old Robert Foster Jr., one of three innocent people hit in the hail of gunfire Saturday.</p> <p>"They were caught in the crossfire between two rival gangs," said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, "which is why we go so aggressively after gangs because they will shoot indiscriminately, with crowds of people around, including children, without any regard for anybody's safety."</p></blockquote> <p><strong>After Shooting Near Caribbean Parade, Group Says Funds Are Needed To Fight Gangs</strong> <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">WAMU</a></p> <blockquote><p>Hours before Terry Jiminez was arraigned in court on murder charges, Ron Moten and other organizers with the gang-prevention group the Peaceaholics were out at the scene of the shooting, criticizing city officials for cutting the organization's budget.</p> <p>"We want to come together and do what we teach these children do: Put aside your differences and do what's best for our community," Moten says.</p> <p>D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she welcomes anyone who wants to help prevent gang violence.</p> <p>"If others want to jump in volunteer to help us out, we would be happy to have them," says Lanier.</p></blockquote> <p><object id="flashObj" width="486" height="412" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,47,0"><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="omnitureAccountID=gntbcstwusa,gntbcstglobal&#038;pageContentCategory=video&#038;pageContentSubcategory=&#038;marketName=Washington, DC:wusa&#038;division=Broadcast&#038;SSTSCode=&#038;videoId=1027558122001&#038;playerID=30317508001&#038;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL9Hk~,mLC66bU8hPPEixOfY5Pc8DGh7QP3dFX0&#038;domain=embed&#038;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed src="" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="omnitureAccountID=gntbcstwusa,gntbcstglobal&#038;pageContentCategory=video&#038;pageContentSubcategory=&#038;marketName=Washington, DC:wusa&#038;division=Broadcast&#038;SSTSCode=&#038;videoId=1027558122001&#038;playerID=30317508001&#038;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL9Hk~,mLC66bU8hPPEixOfY5Pc8DGh7QP3dFX0&#038;domain=embed&#038;dynamicStreaming=true" base="" name="flashObj" width="486" height="412" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" swLiveConnect="true" allowScriptAccess="always" pluginspage=""></embed></object></p> <p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" id="video" width="320" height="280" data=""><param value="" name="movie"/><param value="&#038;skin=MP1ExternalAll-MFL.swf&#038;embed=true&#038;adSizeArray=300x240&#038;adSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fad%2Edoubleclick%2Enet%2Fadx%2Ftsg%2Ewttg%2Fnews%2Fdc%2Fdetail%3Bdcmt%3Dtext%2Fxml%3Bpos%3D%3Btile%3D2%3Bfname%3Dfamily%2Dof%2Dcaribbean%2Dcarnival%2Dfestival%2Dmurder%2Dvictim%2Drobert%2Dfoster%2Djr%2Dspeaks%2Dout%2D062711%3Bloc%3Dsite%3Bsz%3D320x240%3Bord%3D629619852872565400%3Frand%3D0%2E6992762258742005&#038;flv=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emyfoxdc%2Ecom%2Ffeeds%2FoutboundFeed%3FobfType%3DVIDEO%5FPLAYER%5FSMIL%5FFEED%26componentId%3D135321404&#038;img=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia2%2Emyfoxdc%2Ecom%2F%2Fphoto%2F2011%2F06%2F27%2FGreshamPlaceFourShot11pm%5F20110627234413%5F640%5F480%2EJPG&#038;story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emyfoxdc%2Ecom%2Fdpp%2Fnews%2Fdc%2Ffamily%2Dof%2Dcaribbean%2Dcarnival%2Dfestival%2Dmurder%2Dvictim%2Drobert%2Dfoster%2Djr%2Dspeaks%2Dout%2D062711&#038;category=news&#038;title=GreshamPlaceFourShot11pm%2Emov&#038;oacct=foximfoximwttg,foximglobal&#038;ovns=foxinteractivemedia&#038;headline=Family%20of%20Caribbean%20Carnival%20Festival%20Murder%20Victim%20Robert%20Foster%20Jr%2E%20Speaks%20Out" name="FlashVars"/><param value="all" name="allowNetworking"/><param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"/></object> <p style="width:320px"><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">Family of Caribbean Carnival Festival Murder Victim Robert Foster Jr. Speaks Out:</a></p> Laura AmicoTue, 28 Jun 2011 18:52:05 -0400 Foster JrLucki Nancy PannellTerry JimenezCharging documents describe posturing, fatal gunfight following Caribbean Festival<p>Terry Jimenez appeared in DC Superior Court today, shackled and wearing civilian clothes but with no evidence of an injury police say he suffered in the Saturday shootout that killed <a href="" >Robert Foster Jr.</a> following the Caribbean Festival in Northwest DC.</p> <p>Jimenez, who will be 20 years old in August, was in court to be presented with one charge of second-degree murder while armed in connection with Fosters' death. His father was in court for the hearing.</p> <p>Investigators say Jimenez, a member of the Hobart Stars crew, was posturing against a member of the Clifton Terrace University crew along Georgia Avenue on Saturday afternoon. When the other man turned to leave the street with his two friends, Jimenez and his friends followed them. The men's posturing turned to showing each other their weapons, then Jimenez walked toward the CTU men, ducked behind a car, and fired his .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol at them. Two of the men answered back with gunfire of their own in his direction.<br /> <span id="more-4350"></span><br /> Jimenez, Foster, and two others were shot. Foster, whose lower back and spinal cord were struck, died. Jimenez was shot in the arm and was released from George Washington Hospital Sunday.</p> <p>"During this exchange of gunfire, numerous uninvolved citizens were virtually trapped by and between the gunfire," MPD Detective Jeffrey Clay Jr. wrote in an affidavit in support of Jimenez' arrest.</p> <p>At his presentment Monday, Jimenez did not say anything or show any emotion. According to the charging documents, Jimenez initially told investigators that he fired his weapon in self-defense in response to gunfire from the rivaling crew.</p> <p>Clay wrote in the affadavit that he has known Jimenez for 5 years, since Jimenez was about 14 years old, and has interacted with him "at least" 15 times. Clay added that Jimenez was a friend of Columbia Heights teen <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a>, who was killed in a shooting in February. Clay said Jimenez was the target in that shooting.</p> <p>Jimenez' preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 18 in Judge Jackson's courtroom at 9 a.m. He is being held without bond until that time.</p> <p><script src=""></script><br /> <script> DV.load('', { width: 450, height: 600, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-210838-terry-jiminez-charging-papers" }); </script></p> Laura AmicoMon, 27 Jun 2011 18:34:02 -0400 Foster JrLucki Nancy PannellTerry Jimenez18-year-old DC Man was Intended Target in Caribbean Festival Shooting and Lucki Pannell Shooting<p>When Columbia Heights teen <a href="" >Lucki Pannell</a> was killed while "chillin" on her front porch in February, Terry Jimenez was there. This weekend, when <a href="" >Robert Foster</a> was killed near the Caribbean Festival parade route, Terry Jimenez was there.</p> <p>DC Councilman Jim Graham says Jimenez, a 19-year-old Northwest DC man and a known gang member, was the intended target in both shootings.</p> <p>"Two innocent people are dead and again we find this person in the middle of it and we have reason to believe he is the actual target," Graham said.</p> <p><a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">9NEWS NOW</a> first reported the connection between Saturday's dramatic shooting that killed Foster and injured three others, including Jimenez, and the February drive-by that killed Pannell. 9NEWS NOW also identified Jimenez. <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">WJLA</a> and <a href="" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','']);">WAMU</a> have also reported the connection, but have not identified the man Graham says connects the cases.</p> <p>"My information would indicate that people would want him dead," Graham told 9NEWS NOW, adding that Jimenez had been sent out of state and was supposed to be in New York.</p> <p>"What was he doing in the District of Columbia because under CSOSA supervision, he was sent out of state. 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