A staffer for a D.C. Council member is accused of firing a gun outdoors a pop-up “cannabis party” in early August, police and court documents say.
DaVon Lorenzo Fuller, 24, was arrested Saturday, D.C. police mentioned.
Fuller was a single of two suspects who fired guns “indiscriminately” in the 2200 block of 25th Spot NE on Saturday, Aug. three, court documents mentioned.
No a single was hurt, police mentioned.
Fuller was charged with assault with a hazardous weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm and destruction of house.
“Our workplace was informed yesterday about the arrest of our colleague DaVon Fuller, and he has been placed on administrative leave,” Ward 1 Council Member Brianne Nadeau’s workplace mentioned in a statement.
The D.C. Council site had listed Fuller as the constituent solutions coordinator for Nadeau. The web page was taken down more than the weekend right after Fuller’s arrest.
“We are shocked and saddened by the circumstance, as it does not reflect the colleague we have come to know. It is specifically hard provided Councilmember Nadeau’s outspoken assistance for stronger gun violence prevention laws and investment in gun violence prevention applications,” Nadeau’s workplace mentioned.
“We know that quick access to guns can turn petty arguments into potentially deadly confrontations, which is why Councilmember Nadeau wrote and passed the District’s new red flag law to temporarily take away guns from folks who are an instant threat, and why she co-introduced the Close to Act, the District’s public well being strategy to public security.”
Court documents say Fuller was granted a permit to carry a concealed firearm on July 30.
Fuller’s lawyer told News4 by telephone that his client acted in self defense in the face of a robbery.
Fuller is scheduled to seem in court on Tuesday.
D.C. police are nevertheless browsing for the second suspect in the shooting and released this surveillance photo: