A D.C. firefighter was found guilty of second degree murder Thursday in connection with the death of a man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his daughter during an incident that happened over a year ago in Prince George's County.
Gregory Bowyer, Jr., who was assigned to an engine company in Northwest D.C., had been accused of intentionally striking and killing 21-year-old Nathaniel McKinnon with his SUV in February 2017.
FOX 5 reported that on February 12, the night before McKinnon was killed, he was allegedly involved in a dispute with Bowyer's daughter. Police said guns were drawn during the incident and one man was arrested and charged with assault. McKinnon, police said, was not arrested.
On the following morning, the firefighter and his daughter went back to the neighborhood where the assault allegedly occurred and spotted McKinnon getting into a car with his mother. They allegedly followed McKinnon and his mother, Sheraina Jones, for several miles until they pulled over into a strip mall off of Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro.
FOX 5 reported that, according to McKinnon's mother, her son got out of their car to talk to Bowyer's daughter and, as he approached the vehicle, he was struck and killed. Jones claimed that Bowyer assaulted her during the incident.
Prince George's County police told FOX 5 at the time of the incident that officers recovered an assault weapon from McKinnon.