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Convicted Felon Indicted on Murder and Other Charges For July 2023 Killing of Two Men in Northwest

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – Jeremiah Jordan, 33, of Washington, D.C., was indicted on May 22, 2024, on murder and other charges for the killings of 29-year-old Luke Whitaker and 19-year-old Zion Hollingsworth-Hayes on July 22, 2023, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Pamela Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            Jordan was indicted by a grand jury in the Superior Court on two counts of first-degree murder while armed (premeditated), two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence or dangerous offense, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm (prior conviction).

            According to the charges, at about 9:49 p.m. on July 22, 2023, Jordan met with Mr. Whitaker in the 1400 block of Girard Street, NW, where they were observed arguing with each other. Shortly thereafter, several shots rang out and the defendant was seen running from the scene before turning the corner at 14th Street NW. Numerous people were outside at the time, in and around the busy neighborhood. 

            An arraignment is scheduled for June 14, 2024.

            This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel Seidel and Shauna Payyappilly of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

            An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.


Updated May 29, 2024

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-473