An 18-year-old District resident who was once a Prince George’s County student was indicted Thursday in two slayings. The indictment includes the December shooting of a Secret Service officer during a robbery and the March shooting of Davonte Washington who was 15-year-old at the Deanwood Metro station.
Davonte Washington, 15 was a Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Student who was being raised in Maryland by his stepfather so he could have a chance to attend better schools. He was a student at Largo High School in PGCPS District. We covered his story here.
After investigations and an arrest, a D.C. Superior Court grand jury indicted Maurice Bellamy, 18, on multiple charges, including first-degree premeditated murder while armed, first degree felony murder and robbery. Bellamy, who was 17 at the time of the killings, was charged as an adult. The Washington post covered Maurice Ballamy’s story here. (Four ways schools failed in the case of Maurice Bellamy, a 17-year-old charged with two killings)
Authorities say that on March 26 Bellamy gunned down 15-year-old Devonte Washington, who was on his way to get a haircut for Easter. Authorities say Washington was targeted simply because he or a sibling looked at the shooter the wrong way at the Deanwood Metro station.
Charles Sims, 30, Bellamy’s co-defendant in the December robbery and murder, pleaded guilty Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court to second-degree murder while armed and armed robbery of Baldwin. Sims is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 12.