COVID-19 concerns prompted release of suspect in DC 11-year-old homicide, court records say

D.C. police are looking for several suspects in connection with the death of 11-year-old Davon McNeal – and at least one of them was behind bars until very recently.

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Christian Wingfield, 22, of Maryland was on home supervision with a GPS monitor after police caught him April with a gun and a high-capacity magazine, according to court records.

His lawyer had argued for emergency release for Wingfield’s due largely to the COVID-19 threat, and the judge agreed.

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Wingfield is one of at least three men sought in connection with McNeal’s death.

One suspect, 18-year-old Daryle Bond, is in custody.

Police are currently looking for 19-year-old Carlo General, and 25-year-old Marcel Lamont Gordon.

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They say they’re working on a fifth arrest warrant.

The family says McNeal was getting a cellphone charger while attending the cookout in Southeast on July 4 when he was shot.

The victim’s mother says he was caught in the middle of a neighborhood dispute.