Lawyer Says Client Innocent in Metro Shooting

Robbery, Shooting on Green Line

Lawyer clains his client is innocent in the robbery and shooting of a man on the Green Line at the Anacostia Station.  Courtesy Photo

WASHINGTON — The attorney of one of two teens charged in the highly publicized shooting on a Metro train said Friday charging documents show his client is innocent  of robbing and shooting a man on the Green Lin eat the Anacostia station.

Kevin Mosley, the attorney for Andre Broadie, 19, said he is disappointed that the judge charged his client because while police said his client knew the assailant and was on the train, there is no evidence that he cooperated Tuesday with Hassan Graves, 16, in shooting Jerome Tibbs.

“It’s a travesty that the presumption of innocence does not apply to young black males” Mosley said. “The only connection he has to the incident was he knew the person who did it,”

Broadie and Graves were charged with armed robbery and ordered detained Wednesday by D.C. Superior Court judge Errol Arthur.

According to court documents, the two defendants were seen talking after boarding the train at separate stations. The shooting took place after an altercation between Graves and Tibbs, 24, documents said..

Graves grabbed an unspecified amount of money from Tibbs’ hands and shot him when Tibbs tried to retrieve it, according to court documents.  Broadie and Graves were identified and arrested at the South Capitol Street Bridge just moments after the shooting.

Graves’ attorney, Heather Pinckney, could not be reached for comment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 10.