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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter While Armed

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

            WASHINGTON – Jordan Jones, 23, of Silver Spring, Maryland,, pleaded guilty today in Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter while armed for the fatal shooting of Noel Nicol on October 11, 2021 in the 2000 block of Savannah Place Southeast, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Pamela A. Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            The plea was entered before Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe who  scheduled sentencing for March 15, 2024.

            According to court documents, Jones arranged to meet Nicol on October 11, 2021, the day after he purchased a 9mm handgun (the same caliber as murder weapon). Detectives obtained surveillance video footage from the date and time when Mr. Nicol was last seen by family and friends until October 14, 2021, when his body was found by the police in the driver’s seat of his car which was parked on Savannah Place. Jones admitted to the police in his post-arrest interview that he was in the car during the shooting. The medical examiner’s findings  and the physical evidence recovered by the police were consistent with the shots being fired from the passenger side of the vehicle.

            This case was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division / Homicide Branch of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Interrante.


Updated December 5, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-745