2 Plead Guilty to Metrobus Shooting

Pleas entered almost exactly one year after killing

Sunday, Oct 7, 2012  |  Updated 9:58 AM EDT
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Metrobus Fatal Shooting Surveillance Video

These two men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Demetrius Thompson on a Metrobus at 2125 Alabama Ave. SE.

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Metrobus Fatal Shooting Surveillance Video

Surveillance video shows two persons of interest boarding a Metrobus just before a man was and killed on it after midnight Thursday.
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Two District of Columbia men have pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a Metrobus rider last year.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 24-year-old Delron Atchison of northeast Washington and 22-year-old Vincent Gray of southeast Washington pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder.

 

Atchison also pleaded guilty to assault charges relating to three other bus passengers seated near the man the pair targeted.

Authorities say 22-year-old Demetrius Thompson of Washington was killed in the incident Oct. 20, 2011. The two men fought with the victim and boarded the W4 bus around midnight near the intersection of Alabama Avenue and 23rd Street, Southeast. According to prosecutors, Atchison pulled out a handgun and shot Thompson twice.

 

The shooting was caught on security video. The two suspects were arrested five days later in Orlando, Fla. They are scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 14.

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