Kelby Ronald Gordon, 29, also known as “Milly,” charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly fatally shooting Gabriel Turner, 46, on March 24 was ordered held without bail.
During Gordon’s presentment in D.C. Superior Court Monday, his attorney, Monica Douglas, requested that the courts do not find probable cause in the case against her client because the investigation did not have an actual eyewitness that identifies Gordon as the shooter. She said the arrest warrant only provides information of an officer who said Gordon “looks like” a man he knows as “Milly.”
According to the arrest warrant, there were three surveillance videos that led to the arrest of the defendant. One the videos shows Turner walking on the sidewalk of 2642 Birney Place, SE, and an unidentified “subject” walking behind him. Then, the suspect, later identified as “Milly” by a police officer, shoots in the direction of the “subject” and continues to shoot as he runs past Turner. Turner collapses to the ground, then both “Milly” and the subject run off. The warrant suggests Turner was not the intended target.
According to the warrant, Detective Thomas O’Donnell contacted a Metropolitan Police Department member, who watched the video and identified the suspects as “Milly.” The detective received an anonymous tip that the suspects name was Kelby Ronald Gordon. The MPD member received a photo of Gordon via email from Det. O’Donnell and identified the man in the photo as “Milly.”
Detectives found two cell phone numbers that are associated with Gordon. One of the numbers is under the address 2716 Wade Road, SE, a building one of the three videos showed “Milly” entering after the shooting. Officers of the homicide branch searched the apartment associated with the cell phone and found one 50-count box of PPU ammunition in the living room and a gun box under the apartment’s only bed.
Police officers found gold shell casings with the head stamp “Win .40 S&W” at the scene. “The location of the recovered shell casings is consistent with the shooter’s location on video,” the warrant says.
Detectives interviewed the leaseholder of the apartment, who admitted to be dating Gordon on and off, said the defendant sent a text two to three days after the shooting. In the text, the defendant said he tried to rob someone and “thought the intended victim was pulling something and that he felt bad because he hit an innocent person.” The witness also said the defendant’s nickname is “Mill.”
Judge Renee Raymond found probable cause in the case against Kelby R. Gordon based on all of the information in the arrest warrant. Gordon is next due in court April 29.