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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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People v Deandre Dixon and Omouri Forrest-Edwards

On September 24, 2015, Defendants Deandre “Lil’ D” Dixon and Omouri “Beastie” Forrest-Edwards were convicted of the March 2010 murder of Mohamed Diop. The jury set the murder degree at first degree for Dixon and second degree for Forrest-Edwards and found various firearms clauses to be true.

Both defendants, teenage members of Ghost Town’s 'P-Team' subset, broke into the victim’s home the day before the shooting and stole a hand-held safe containing a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The day of the shooting, the victim confronted Defendant Dixon about the burglary and Dixon denied any involvement in the crime. As he walked away from the confrontation, Defendant Dixon told a friend of his intention to collect a gun and co-defendant Forrest-Edwards, and return to kill the victim.

Hours later, Defendants Dixon and Forrest-Edwards (along with a third teenage P-Team member) returned to the area outside the victim’s home. The victim again confronted Defendant Dixon. Defendants Dixon and Forrest-Edwards responded by opening fire on the victim. Defendant Dixon fired nine shots, using the same .22 calibre pistol stolen from victim. Two of those bullets killed victim Diop. Defendant Forrest-Edwards fired 11 shots, hitting the victim’s fleeing car, a parked car, and a neighboring home.

Both Defendant Deandre Dixon and Defendant Omouri Forrest-Edwards are scheduled to be sentenced on November 20, 2015. The case was prosecuted by DDA Melissa Dooher and Inspector Blair Alexander. Additional assistance was provided by the OPD’s Gang Unit and specialized arrest teams who helped to locate witnesses.

Posted on Sep 30, 2015