New details emerge in the shooting of homeless men in New York and the capital

Court records released by the District of Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday show evidence that investigators have gathered in Brevard.

Metropolitan Police detectives have several surveillance videos of the man they believe is Brevard at each shooting scene. According to the court document, investigators from each agency also had cell phone data confirming his location and a guide who led police to Brevard.

Brevard’s attorney declined to comment when contacted by CNN.

Surveillance recordings from H Street in Washington, D.C., the sound of a gunshot, then a male voice saying “No, no, no” and “Please don’t shoot” before 1:30 a.m. on March 8.

A witness to the shooting told the Metropolitan Police that they allegedly saw Brevard shoot the homeless victim, who was sitting on a lawn chair, allegedly. The victim screamed and ran, but Brevard followed him and allegedly fired his gun multiple times, the witness told police.

The Metropolitan Police said, according to the court document, that when he finished shooting, surveillance footage captured an audio of Brevard playing music from what appeared to be a portable device.

The homeless victim was shot in the head, face, chest, thigh, buttocks and hand, according to court records. The unknown victim survived and has not yet spoken to investigators about the nature of his injury.

The Metropolitan Police believe this was Brevard’s second shooting. The first is believed to have occurred on March 3 in Washington, D.C., where Brevard allegedly shot another homeless person twice in the lower back and injured the victim in the arm, according to the court document. The Metropolitan Police says that victim survived.

Then, on March 9, police responded to a New York Street fire in Washington, D.C. just before 3 a.m., finding the victim, Morgan Holmes, 54, dead with several burn injuries, according to the indictment.

Subsequently, the DC Medical Examiner determined that Holmes had suffered multiple stab wounds, at least two gunshot wounds with burns to most of his body and ruled his death as murder.

After scanning the area for surveillance photos, the Metropolitan Police spotted a man they say was Brevard in roughly the same uniform he had worn in previous shooting attacks: a black hood, a black face mask, a black padded jacket, blue gloves, black pants, and black sneakers with white markings on the toe area. and ankle. He was carrying a portable device and a white wire similar to the wire used in headphones.

Several cameras captured the man that investigators suspected of being Brevard walking around the area where Holmes was found. A few minutes later, the policeman believes he has left Brevard and is seen on another camera at a nearby gas station trying to pump gas into a glass.

Police believe Brevard was later seen in the area where Holmes was found. The court document shows, after squatting a few times, a fire appears burning.

Brevard then allegedly traveled to New York, first shooting a sleeping homeless victim in the arm just after 4:30 a.m. on March 12 on a lower Manhattan street. He survived and described his attacker to the police.

Later that day, the New York Police Department responded hours later to a homeless man found dead on Howard Street, less than a mile from the scene of the first shooting, according to the court document. The NYPD later determined, after analyzing ballistic evidence and partnering with the Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C., that both homeless men had been shot by Brevard, the court record showed.

After several photos of Brevard – whose identity was not known at the time – were released by law enforcement in New York and Washington, a guide contacted the Metropolitan Police and said they recognized the man in the photo.

An investigator passed on to social media.  What he observed helped arrest a person wanted for shooting homeless men in two cities

After the Metropolitan Police showed the guide multiple photos of Brevard, the guide gave them Brevard’s name on Instagram, date of birth and phone number, according to the court document. That’s when investigators saw a recent post from Brevard, showing him in some of the same clothes he was wearing in surveillance footage from the shooting scenes, and another photo with the caption “Divine Feeling, Divine Feeling,” which was taken in the capital.

Investigators were also able to obtain Brevard’s cell phone number from the “social media provider” and then use the cell phone provider to find out his location during the previous days. Investigators saw cell phone data that showed he was in Washington, D.C. and New York. The court document said that coincided with the incidents they were investigating.

Then, on March 15 at 2:30 AM, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators discovered Brevard, and after his brief attempt to run, he was arrested near Pennsylvania Avenue.

Further microscopic tests were conducted on the shell casings found at the site of each shooting, and it was determined that they all came from the same rifle, according to the court document.