2 More Suspects in H Street Restaurant Shooting Arrested: DC Police

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D.C. police made two more arrests in a January shooting inside an H Street NE restaurant.

Deago Antonio Belton, 27, and Timara Williams, 24, both of Northeast Washington, turned themselves in Tuesday and were charged with assault with intent to kill, police said.

Police previously arrested and charged 26-year-old Delonte Wesley Rouse of Southeast with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Police said the three suspects in the violent assault caught on camera all participated in the melee inside the H Street NE Ethiopian restaurant Quara Jan. 27.

According to police, witnesses said a man was looking for his missing bag, even interupting an open mic to make an announcement. Belton became agitated, according to witnesses, and got into an argument with the victim while the man looking for his bag approached. Belton pointed the gun at both of them before firing, and the victim fell to the ground.

Video shows the victim on the floor of the restaurant, holding onto his left leg, before Belton approached and kicked him and threw the gun to another man, who put it on a table, police said. Belton struck the victim with his hands and feet and slammed a barstool on him before leaving.

The victim got up and lunged at Rouse, police said, and Rouse slammed him to the ground and hit him with a barstool, police said.

Williams, who is in a relationship with Belton, then returned to get the gun and put it in her backpack, police said.

Rouse turned himself into police Feb. 27, a day after police released the video of the shooting, police said.

The victim was treated at a hospital for several days and remains in recovery, police said.

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