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District Man Indicted on Assault and Related Charges for Shooting a Man Riding a Scooter

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

            WASHINGTON- Antron Belk, 19, of the District of Columbia, was indicted February 28, 2024, by a Superior Court grand jury, on charges of assault with intent to kill while armed and other charges arising from the shooting of a man riding a scooter in the 4400 block of Quarles Street NE.

            The eight-count indictment charges Belk with one count of assault with intent to kill while armed, one count of assault with intent to murder while armed, one count of aggravated assault while armed, three counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle during a crime of violence, and one count of carrying a pistol without a license. The Honorable Judge Marisa Demeo ordered that Belk be held without bond pending trial.

            On February 25, 2023, Belk was driving a black Kia Optima with two other passengers and pulled up next to the victim who was riding a scooter on Quarles Street NE. The defendant exited the vehicle and fired multiple shots at the victim before driving away.  Surveillance video captured the defendant’s travel until the defendant and the two other passengers were seen exiting the vehicle and eventually entering a residential building. There were approximately 30 shell casings found on scene. The victim survived the shooting but sustained at least eight gunshot wounds, including two in the face area. The black Kia Optima had previously been reported stolen.

            This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Iris McCranie.

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

Updated February 29, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-194