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Guilty plea in shooting of Pepco worker

On the night of Dec. 3, as a Pepco crew tried to restore power in the 1900 block of First Street NW, a resident of the area walked by and didn’t like the way one crew member made eye contact with him, according to evidence presented in court by prosecutors Friday.

The resident started a fight, but the worker subdued him, and the resident left, according to the government evidence presented in D.C. Superior Court.

In a statement, prosecutors said evidence showed that the following events then occurred:
The resident returned, with a .22 caliber pistol. He yelled about finding the worker he had fought. The worker had taken refuge inside a large Pepco truck at the behest of his colleagues. But the door to the truck was open.

A co-worker stepped in to close the door.

A shot was fired. The co-worker was hit in the back of his head.

On Friday, the U.S. attorney’s office said, Marlo Johnson,17, who was charged as an adult, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while armed in connection with the incident. Sentencing was scheduled for August.

--Mary Pat Flaherty

By Terri Rupar  |  May 21, 2010; 10:36 PM ET
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty  
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Well, at least he had a good reason to shoot the guy, eye contact.

Posted by: hackstone | May 22, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I bet his mom is proud that she raised such a wonderful child.

Posted by: kenk3 | May 22, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

How many think this clown wouldn't have started the fight if he didn't have a gun at home?

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 22, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Presumably the slain man had a name, did he not? Was his status as a maintenance crew worker not lofty enough to necessitate printing his name in this blurblet, other than as an anonymous, fungible victim?

Posted by: RBuddDwyer | May 22, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

What a violent and vicious culture.

Posted by: jabreal00 | May 22, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least he had a good reason to shoot the guy, eye contact.

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Presumably the slain man had a name, did he not? Was his status as a maintenance crew worker not lofty enough to necessitate printing his name in this blurblet, other than as an anonymous, fungible victim?

Posted by: RBuddDwyer

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Why isn't the race of killer Marlo Johnson mentioned in this article? I'll bet he was an obama voter too.

Maybe Marlo did it because his mother/father gave him a girl's name ala "boy named sue."

Posted by: charlietuna666 | May 23, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

charletuna666 wrote:
Why isn't the race of killer Marlo Johnson mentioned in this article?

Charlie you must have missed the original article about the shooting where a full face photo of Marlo was shown. His race is easy to determine.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 23, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

This man is not a murderer. If you read the article this is an aggravated assault.
Those of you with racial issues can view George Hughley in today's Metro section.

Posted by: skipfrmdc | May 23, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy...there are LOTS of RACIST readers of the WAPO. I've noticed so many racist comments posted in comments sections of a few articles. It is such a crying shame. To those of you who are so PRESSED for the race of the suspect to be an issue here..what a big waste of time. The SUBJECT of the story is the PERSON who did the shooting and the PERSON who was shot. Nowhere does it say RACE caused the shooter to shoot or that RACE caused the victim to be shot. The person is still a PERSON regardless of his race. Quite frankly, I could careless (as I'm sure a few others could too)if the guy was orange...he committed a crime...he deserves to be punished for it. End of story.

Posted by: Ms511 | May 24, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

What a beacon of human intelligence this guy is!
Someone made eye contact with him he didn't like so he gets whooped then runs home to get a gun like a little coward.
I guess he showed him! 17 and headed to jail for how long? Brilliant!
Not a race issue...its a stupidity issue.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | May 24, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

So my comment about the WAPO's racist readers didn't get posted? Hmmm...LOL

Posted by: Ms511 | May 24, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

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