Graham questions handling of Caribbean Festival shooting suspect

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D.C. Council member Jim Graham is questioning officials’ efforts to supervise a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down an innocent bystander on Saturday near the Caribbean Festival parade route on Georgia Avenue and Gresham Place in Northwest.

Mr. Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, says in a letter to Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier that Terry Jiminez may not have been properly monitored between his stays in the District and Buffalo, N.Y.

Jiminez moved to the Empire State for his safety after he was targeted in a Feb. 20 drive-by shooting that killed 18-year-old Lucki Pannell, a Cardozo High School student, while she sat on her porch.

Mr. Graham’s letter says delay in working out delays of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision led to an incomplete transfer of supervision of Jiminez from the D.C. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency to New York state.

A “community leader” informed CSOSA on June 20 that Jiminez was back in the District, according to the letter.

“Within five days of Mr. Jiminez returning to the District, a second innocent by-stander is dead, three others wounded, and a community is outraged,” Mr. Graham said.

Mr. Graham said he wants answers on how Jiminez was supervised, and the Metropolitan Police Department’s attempts to locate him following his return to the District.

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