2 arrested in connection to Memorial Day shooting, robbery of ice cream man

WASHINGTON — D.C. police have arrested two men who allegedly robbed and shot an ice cream man in Southeast D.C. on Memorial Day.

The suspects, 22-year-old Shaquille Taylor and 23-year-old Deon Cannon are charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery.

On May 28, police were called at 2:15 p.m. for a shooting on the 2300 block of Skyland Place, just off the intersection of 25th Street and Good Hope Road.

The suspects ordered some items from the ice cream truck driver and “while our victim went to retrieve the items, one of the suspects produced a fire arm and announced a robbery,” said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.

Newsham hinted that they could have made a clean get away, but chose not to.

“Our suspects took money from the victim and shot him in the leg before fleeing on foot,” says Newsham.

Taylor and Cannon made their first appearance in court on Wednesday. They will be back in court for a preliminary hearing June 15.

Below is where the shooting occurred.

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