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District Woman Guilty of Aggravated Assault While Armed and Related Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Prompted Attack Following an Argument with the Victim

            WASHINGTON – Following a four-day trial, on November 6, 2023, a Superior Court jury found Tiaquana Chandler, 42, of Washington, D.C., guilty of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault while armed, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Acting Chief Pamela Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            On or about March 28, 2023, the victim was in an apartment on 13th Place SE, Washington, D.C., when he got into a disagreement with Chandler. Chandler left the apartment, but returned a short time later with her son, Donnell E. Tucker, who was armed with a firearm. Together, they assaulted the victim, causing severe lacerations that required 14 staples and stiches to close. After Tucker allegedly pistol whipped the victim, he shot him in the leg, causing a fracture that required surgery. Tucker’s trial is scheduled for January 2024.

            The Honorable Sean Staples ordered the defendant be released pending sentencing scheduled for January 12, 2024.

            This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Saman Danai and Nathaniel Brower.

Updated November 7, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-678