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Judge rejects defendant's request for release, preliminary hearing continues

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D.C. Superior Court Judge Renee Raymond denied prison release to a defendant in a non-fatal shooting case during a preliminary hearing on June 4.

Markus Raynon Hodges, 27, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He is accused of being involved in a non-fatal shooting that occurred on May 27 in the 3400 block of Baker Street, Nebraska.

According to court documents, an argument broke out between Hodges and his father, which allegedly resulted in Hodges pointing a gun at his father and shooting him seven times, but no injuries were reported.

Hodges' father identified him to police as the shooter.

During the hearing, Hodges' defense attorney Jalil Dozier requested a continuance.

Dozier also requested that Hodges be released from prison with GPS tracking, but Judge Raymond quickly denied the request due to the severity of the case. The prosecution further stated that it does not agree to either a reversal or the release of Hodges.

The parties are scheduled to resume on June 10.

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