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
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