DC man found guilty of murder in 2017 Southeast shooting

A district man was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in a 2017 attempted armed robbery and shooting in southeastern DC that left a swim coach dead.

A district man was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in a 2017 attempted armed robbery and shooting in southeastern DC that left a swim coach dead.

Christopher Green, 36, was found guilty after a month-long trial of first-degree murder while armed, with aggravating circumstances, attempted robbery and assault. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for DC said the jury could not reach a verdict on extortion and other charges.

In a press release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said government evidence showed that Green, also known as “Gemini,” was a core member of a criminal organization operating in DC, Prince George’s County in Maryland and other areas. The group allegedly participated in a series of armed robberies.

The shooting Green was found guilty of took place on April 9, 2017. Zaan Scott, 25, a coach at the Eastern Market pool, was on his way home from swimming lessons when Green tried to rob him around noon. 21.05

Scott died on May 17, 2017 of a blood clot that the doctor judged was a result of the shooting.

Green was also found guilty of firing a shot at another victim on February 23, 2017.

He has been detained since his arrest in April 2017.

Green’s sentencing is scheduled for March 25, 2022.

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