Man found guilty in 2014 barber shop shooting

A man arrested for a fatal shooting in a barber shop was found guilty on Thursday.

After a trial spanning 11 days, Antwon Green was found guilty by a jury for the 2014 murder of Breond Keys.

Keys was fatally shot on Oct. 10, 2014 on the 1400 block of Good Hope Road, SE. According to documents from the Metropolitan Police Department, officers arrived at the scene after reports of a shooting and found Keys with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Green was arrested on July 23, 2015 and charged with second-degree murder while armed.

DNA expert Catherine Nguyen testified in court that Green’s DNA was found on pants belonging to Breond Keys and a cartridge casing.

A barber who was cutting Breond Keys’ hair right before he was fatally shot testified in court that he didn’t believe Green was the shooter. The barber said he’s known Green for many years and Green had come to get a haircut at the barber shop in the past.

Green will be sentenced on Feb. 16, 2018.


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