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Felony Charges Filed Against District Youth Stemming from Multiple Armed Carjackings

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

17-Year-Old Defendant Charged as Adult Pursuant to Title 16 of D.C. Code

            WASHINGTON – Jaelen Jordan, 17, of Washington, D.C. has been arrested and charged as an adult by complaint with two counts of armed carjacking and other related felony offenses, stemming from two carjackings that occurred on April 27, 2023 and May 16, 2023 in the District of Columbia. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves, Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs, of the FBI Washington Field Office Criminal and Cyber Division, and Chief Robert J. Contee III, of the Metropolitan Police Department.  

            According to the complaint, the defendant was involved in carjackings on April 27, 2023,  in the 800 block of K Street NE and on May 16, 2023, in the 600 block of Butternut Street NW.  The defendant was arrested on May 17, 2023.  On May 19, 2023, the defendant was charged with two armed carjackings and other related offenses.

            This case is part of an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington Field Office into carjackings occurring in Washington, D.C.

            In announcing the charges, U.S. Attorney Graves, Chief Contee, and SAC Jacobs  commended the work of those investigating the case from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Finally, they commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Josh Gold, Emily Kubo, and Gregory Evans, who are investigating and prosecuting the case.

            A complaint 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 19, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-271