A D.C. Council staffer accused of firing a gun earlier this month outside a pop-up marijuana market has been fired from his job.
DaVon Lorenzo Fuller, 24, was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm. D.C. Police say that Fuller and another man were being robbed by two people after leaving the pop-up marijuana market in Northeast D.C. Both men shot at the robbers, firing at least a dozen rounds. Court documents show police recovered casings from both a 9mm and a .45 caliber handgun.
The shooting happened on August 3. Fuller was arrested by Metropolitan Police on August 10. In court Tuesday morning, a judge ordered Fuller held without bond. Police are still looking for other suspects in connection with the incident as well as Fuller’s companion.
Court documents say a search of Fuller's home found a 9mm gun with ammunition. Documents were also found indicating Fuller applied for and received a gun registration for a 9mm Glock. However, court papers say documents show the serial number on the form is different from the 9mm recovered in the search.
Security video of the incident from a neighboring business obtained by FOX 5 shows a chaotic scene. Fuller and another can be seen firing weapons down the street near the Northeast D.C. warehouse district where the marijuana party took place. Other people on the street are seen ducking and running for cover. No one was injured in the shooting, however, the owner of a food truck parked on the street says his vehicle was hit by gunfire.
In announcing Fuller’s firing, D.C. councilmember Brianne Nadeau, declined FOX 5’s request for an interview today. A spokesperson says the councilwoman first learned of Fuller’s arrest on Sunday. They added that Nadeau had no knowledge of the incident prior to the arrest, and has not spoken with her former aide since his arrest.
A representative from the office issued a statement that “it is especially difficult given councilmember Nadeau’s outspoken support for stronger gun violence prevention laws.”