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Assault with Intent to Kill Charges Brought Against District Man for Shooting in Northeast

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Fired at Adult and 5-Year-Old Child, Injuring Both

            WASHINGTON – Alante Partlow, 29, of Washington, D.C., was charged yesterday in D.C. Superior Court with several offenses arising from an April 23, 2024, shooting, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief, Pamela A. Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department. Partlow is detained pending the June 27, 2024, preliminary hearing before the Superior Court Judge Robert Okun.

            Partlow was charged with one count of assault with intent to kill while armed for firing on the adult, and a second count of assault with intent to kill while armed for firing at the child in his effort to shoot the adult. He was also charged with aggravated assault while armed and possessing a firearm during each of the three crimes of violence.

            According to the government’s evidence, at approximately 11:26 p.m. on April 23, 2024, the victim and a 5-year-old child were walking out of an apartment building in the Fort Totten neighborhood after the adult had argued with Partlow. Partlow followed the victims outside and then fired multiple shots at the adult victim. The adult tried to shield the child and sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The child also sustained injuries.

            This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Roberts.

            A complaint is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated June 13, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-509