WASHINGTON (DC News Now) – The man accused of a series of attacks on homeless people in Washington, DC and New York in March has been charged with 17 counts.
Gerald Brevard III, 31, has been charged with first degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed, aggravated assault while armed, dismemberment while armed and multiple firearms offences.
The attacks took place between March 3 and March 12, 2022. The indictment says Brevard attacked three different men in Washington, D.C. while armed with a gun and other weapons . Among these men, one was killed and two others were injured.
Brevard was arrested in Washington, DC on March 15 after a search of the two cities. A statement said the arrest was the result of “a joint investigation by the MPD, the New York City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”
The indictment claims the attacks were hate crimes and specifically targeted perceived or actual homeless people. Brevard could face an extended sentence because of this grand jury claim.
Brevard will be arraigned on all charges on October 18, 2022.