Master Matthew Thomas was charged with felony murder while armed for the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Chijioke Agbakahi.
Agbakahi was discovered by police around 6:40 p.m, on Aug. 5, 2016, in the 5100 block of Georgia Ave., NW. He was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. On Aug. 10, 2016 he succumbed to his injuries and died.
Thomas was charged with felony murder while armed, on July 19. He appeared in court for arraignment on July 21, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges and his lawyer requested evidence from the government. A trial date was set for April 30.
He is set to reappear in court for a status hearing on Oct. 6.