Thursday, May 02, 2013
Was Yesterday's Shooting on Raum in Self Defense?
In an unexpected development, MPD is now saying that no charges have been filed against Kenneth Brown for shooting two men yesterday just before 8am. One of the men was shot in the chest and succumbed to his injuries. The other was shot in the leg, and is expected to recover. The initial reports said the shooter wore dark clothing and a black mask. Read the press release after the jump.
Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383
May 2, 2013
No Charges in Fatal Shooting in the 1200 Block of Raum Street, NE
(Washington, DC) — Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that no charges have been placed against 43-year-old Kenneth Brown in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Thomas Terrell Jamison, which occurred yesterday in the 1200 block of Raum Street, NE. Further investigation has revealed that Kenneth Brown may have been acting in self defense.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at approximately 7:39 am, officers from the Fifth District responded to the 1200 block of Raum Street, NE for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported 35-year-old Thomas Terrell Jamison of Southeast, Washington, DC to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
A second individual was located in the 1200 block of Simms Place, NE suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported 43 year-old Kenneth Brown of Northeast, Washington, DC, to a local hospital. Yesterday, the Department announced that Kenneth Brown was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting death of Thomas Terrell Jamison. Further investigation has revealed that Kenneth Brown may have been acting in self defense; therefore no charges have been placed against Mr. Brown. The case is pending further investigation.