Andre was killed at 3:40 p.m. while sitting on the porch of a family member’s home in the NE 500 block of 48th Place, near Kelly Miller Middle School and Ayton Elementary School. During the hearing, District of Columbia Attorney Jenny Howard said the teen was among those in a vehicle driven by Andre’s house and that he shot the teen from inside the vehicle.
Suspect in shooting of running back commander charged with unrelated homicide
Robinson was shot as he was leaving a business in the 1000 block of H Street NE. Howard said the 15-year-old and another teen stopped Robinson and tried to take his wallet and the keys to his Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Robinson tried to run away but was chased by another teen, now 17, authorities said. Robinson grabbed the teen and wrested a gun from him. The 15-year-old then shot Robinson, authorities said. One of the bullets hit Robinson just above the knee, and the other hit his hip area but missed major ligaments and bones.
Howard said the 15-year-old told authorities: “I was trying to get that man’s Hellcat. I wasn’t thinking. That was wrong.”
Last week, the 17-year-old who was also charged with shooting Robinson pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a handgun without a license. That teenager had nothing to do with Andre’s fatal shooting.
Several members of Andre’s family, including his mother, aunt and sister, watched the virtual hearing in Judge Robert A. Salerno’s courtroom. The teenager accused of shooting him also admitted to possessing a firearm, which authorities found on him when he was arrested on Nov. 11. 4.
“Guilty, sir,” the teen said of each of the three offences. His attorney at the District Public Defender’s Office sat nearby.
The youth is due to be sentenced on March 8. Salerno told the teen that prosecutors asked him to remain in the custody of the Youth Rehabilitation Services Department. The judge said he did not know what sentence he would receive, but he could order the teenager to remain in DYRS custody until he was 21.
Nicki Jhabvala contributed to this report.