Police: Man Who Killed Teen Girl Was Firing at Nearby Car

Police said they received information that Saeve Evans "was high and started shooting out of paranoia"

The man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl near her mother's D.C. home the day after Thanksgiving was aiming at a nearby car, not the teen, police believe.

Breyona McMillian died Nov. 25 after she was shot multiple times on the 1200 block of I Street SE, near her mother's home in the Potomac Gardens housing complex.

A man who police believe was Saeve Evans, 30, was caught on surveillance video firing at a black Nissan that swerved into a parking lot, charging documents filed Monday in D.C. superior court say.

Police said in the documents that they received information that Evans had been "high and started shooting out of paranoia."

Surveillance video footage shows a man wearing a dark jacket and camouflage pants fire in the direction of the Nissan, police said. A witness reported hearing more than a dozen shots.

At the same time, a second man was caught on camera running into a building and reemerging with a handgun. The Nissan sped off by the time the second man returned outside, police said.

Police responded about 11:45 a.m. McMillian was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

A witness identified the first shooter as Evans. Investigators said he fired 16 shots.

Evans was arrested days after McMillian's death and charged with illegal possession of a handgun. He was charged Saturday with second-degree murder.

Police recovered the black Nissan and found it had damage to the front and side.

There was no indication anyone in the Nissan fired, police said. Occupants of that car walked back to Potomac Gardens after the shooting.

Before McMillian was killed, she was standing with Evans and others, police said.

He appeared in court Monday and was held without bond pending a preliminary hearing Jan. 5. 

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