Woke DA dismissed Prior Assault Charge Against DC Metro Shooter

The Washington, D.C., Metro station shooting could have been prevented if a woke prosecutor from Albemarle County, Virginia, had done her job and sent the shooter to prison for a prior assault and battery charge.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Isaiah Trotman, who opened fire at the station, killing a transit employee and wounding three bystanders on Wednesday, had a prior assault dismissed in 2022 by prosecutor Jim Hingeley.

Trotman, who police arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, was facing jail time in November 2021 over an assault and battery charge. However, Hingeley dismissed the case six months later, leaving Trotman to walk free and commit his latest crime.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch arrested Trotman inside the Potomac Avenue Metro Station after he shot three people, killing one and injuring two.

Investigators said Trotman was riding a Metrobus when he pulled out a gun and engaged in an altercation with one of his victims. Trotman then shot the victim — an adult male — after they exited the bus.

After shooting the first victim, Trotman entered the metro station and fired at the second victim. Investigators added that Trotman pointed the gun at a woman and had a verbal exchange. While Trotman was talking to the woman, the third victim, an employee at the station, tried to intervene.

Trotman then shot and killed the employee before fleeing into a metro rail car, where passengers disarmed and detained him pending the arrival of the police. Fire and Emergency Medical Services pronounced the employee dead at the scene. Authorities identified the deceased victim as 64-year-old Robert Cunningham.


Police revealed that the first victim, who left the scene and alerted the police, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said Trotman has been charged with First Degree Murder while Armed, Kidnapping while Armed and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.