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DC man found guilty of 1st-degree murder of local swim coach

25-year-old Zaan Scott was left paralyzed as a result of the incident and subsequently died on May 17, 2017.
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WASHINGTON — A D.C. man has been found guilty of first-degree murder after a local swim coach was shot dead while walking home from practice at the William H Rumsey Aquatic Center in Eastern Market. 

The 25-year-old coach, Zaan Scott, was shot dead by a 36-year-old man named Christopher Green, also known as “Twin.” Green was found guilty on Dec. 2, following a month-long trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to police, Scott was walking home on April 9, 2017 around 9 p.m. when two suspects approached him from behind and announced their intent to rob him. Scott had made it as far as the 1300 block of Southern Avenue, just on the Prince George's County line, across the street from United Medical Center.  A fight broke out and Scott was shot once in the back, police said. The suspects rifled through his pockets but found nothing and took off running. 

Scott was left paralyzed as a result of the incident. Capitol Hill families rallied around him, hoping for his recovery and raising more than $12,000 in two days on a GoFundMe page.  

But Scott died a month later on May 17, of a blood clot that the medical examiner determined was a result of the shooting. 

In addition to the murder charge, Green was found guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and attempted robbery while armed. 

According to prosecutors, Green was a core member of a criminal organization that operated in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, Maryland, and elsewhere, primarily making money through a series of armed robberies. He has been detained since his arrest in April 2017.

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