Ronnell Reaves’ alleged killer is held without bond

Matthew Moore, 32, is currently being held without bond after his presentment in court Tuesday afternoon.

Moore currently faces second-degree murder charges in the death of 22-year-old Ronnell Reaves.

Judge Sean Staples called for Moore’s detainment based on Moore’s criminal history and the potential threat Moore serves to the community.

Moore allegedly shot and killed Reaves three weeks ago on the 600 block of 14th Pl., NE. According to police, upon their arrival Reaves and another man were found suffering from gunshot wounds. Reaves was pronounced dead on the scene.

Moore is expected in court for a preliminary hearing on February 17.


Comment guidelines:

D.C. Witness is a place where we want our community to come to remember loved ones and comment on homicide cases. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately discuss. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to set a few ground rules. Comments will be edited or deleted if they include vulgarity, name-calling, cursing or inflammatory language. Comments that include unverified information, slander, or hateful speech will be deleted. We reserve the right to edit comments to ensure they reflect the intent of the writer but make them publishable. If you believe your comment has been edited or deleted in error, please contact Jennifer Swift,