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District Man Indicted on First Degree Murder and Other Charges for a Shooting Rampage on WMATA System

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Fatally Shot One Person and Injured Two Others

            WASHINGTON – Isaiah Trotman, 32 of Washington, D.C., was indicted on October 25, 2023, on 52 charges, including first degree murder while armed, for a fatal shooting rampage on February 1, 2023, that claimed the life of 63-year old Robert Cunningham and left two other people injured, at and inside the Potomac Avenue Metro Station, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Acting Chief Pamela Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            The indictment charges Trotman with multiple counts, each, of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping while armed, destroying property, and carrying a pistol without a license.

            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.

            This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jackson.

Updated November 1, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-664