2 men plead guilty in murder of singer outside D.C. bar
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two men pled guilty in the murder of singer Omar Rogers last fall outside a bar in Southeast, D.C.
22-year-old Michael Jones, of Bladensburg, Maryland pled guilty to a charge of second-degree murder while armed. 23-year-old Khalil Davis, of D.C., pled guilty to a related charge of accessory after the fact.
According to Metropolitan Police, at approximately 3:50 am on October 8, 2017, officers were flagged down regarding a shooting at a 2200 Martin Luther King Avenue.
Court documents show that Rogers got into an argument with Jones and Davis after performing with his band at Uniontown Bar and Grill and then accidentally backed into Davis’ car. Rogers then pulled his vehicle into a parking spot by the bar and had a conversation with another person.
While this conversation was happening, prosecutors say Davis pulled his car directly behind Rogers’ vehicle. As soon as the individual conversing with Rogers walked away, Jones walked up to Roger’s vehicle and shot seven times at Rogers.
Officials say Rogers was shot five times at close range and died of his injuries. Rogers then ran into Davis’ car and they drove off.
Roger’s uncle says the singer was known as “Big O,” “Mr. Classic Man,” or “Jamie Foxx of Go-go.”
“He had wonderful voice,” he says.