City Desk

Prosecutors Portray Intern Murder Suspect as Bully

Alonte Suttton, 18, may have died from standing up to a bully.

Charging papers filed today at the arraignment of alleged gunman Omare Ishmael Cotton, aka "Spade," 28, indicate the suspect and victim got into several fights prior to the murder.

A witness cited in the documents points to Cotton as the instigator. The witness says Cotton was angry with Sutton for denying him and his girlfriend a ride in his car.

Not satisfied with fisticuffs, Cotton went after his victim's vehicle, the charging papers say. On May 7, the witness saw Cotton slash Sutton's tires on two separate occasions. Following the slashings, Cotton pursued Sutton with a knife. But when Sutton flagged down a police car, Cotton slipped away. Sutton didn't report the altercation to police.

The next day, court papers show, Sutton tried to change the tires Cotton had ruined. Cotton "appeared suddenly  in the block and approached the decedent and again began to assault the decedent," according to the documents. Cotton then threatened to kill Sutton, indicating that he was angry with the young intern for getting him in trouble with police, as Cotton was on probation.

Following that incident, three witnesses say, a man loosely fitting Cotton's description chased Sutton into a wooded area in the 200 block of Newcomb Street SE. A few minutes later, the man emerged from the area alone.

A day later, cops discovered Sutton's bullet-ridden body.

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  • tired

    Are you serious, he killed this young man because he would not give him a ride. My god what is this world coming to.

  • http://rickmangus@aol.com Rick Mangus

    Bully, let call it right he is sub-human and as far as I am concern he has NO RIGHT!, to walk amoung us! He need to be convicted and put to death in 30 days period!

  • sedcdude

    CRACKBABY, I guarantee it!

  • http://CityDesk TONY

    Black hip-hop punks like Cotton will send blacks back into slavery. Spending money on teachers will not solve the problem.Willie Lynch was a pure genius.How could that cracker predict that we would exhibit such animalistic behavior?

  • http://hostesscakes.com Jiggly Puff

    Tony,

    The Willie Lynch letter was patently false. Black people are dysfunctional because some of us choose to remain niggas.

  • mike

    well at least he had a good reason - not like the stolen bracelet guy

  • Angry

    I am so tired of this foolishness... A ride? Why couldn't they catch a cab or a bus? He had no right to kill that young man, period. That was a sucka move and if he was a real man he would've accepted no and kept it movin'. How stupid of him. The killer was a coward with no real future, so he decided to take the life of another. I'm disgusted.... I just hope he knows that jail won't be his friend. Somebody's in there waiting for him. Two lives lost. For what? A ride?...... God help us all!!!!

  • http://hostesscakes.com Jiggly Puff

    Welcome to the NEW black community.

  • http://hostesscakes.com Jiggly Puff

    What man slashes someone's tires? That sounds like some bitch shit right there.

    I wonder if Omare and Alonte were lovers.

  • Reggie

    Many of these fake wanna be gangsters! Are dumb uneducated retarded gorillas! They resent seeing other blacks doing and Dc is too soft on these fools too busy making the city gay friendly to take care of real problems.

  • Angry

    @Reggie: I hear you

  • http://hostesscakes.com Jiggly Puff

    DC is soft on these people because black folks have coddled, reared, and created many of these wannabe gangsters.

    Gay folks, white people, illegal immigrants, gun-toting Virgnians didn't kill Alonte, didn't force Cotton to do so. Gutter culture, stop-snitchin', and "keepin' it real" did. If DC started rounding up the wannabe gangsters and carting them off to jail, black folks would have a shit fit.

  • Angry

    @Jiggly Puff: I agree with you too. My thing is, a lot of the time, the focus is not on the crime in this city. All the protesting and arguing, for example, over gay marriage was blown out and I felt it wasn't that important. Let people marry their dogs if they want, I just feel like the violence is way out of control and should be top priority in this city. Our future is sleeping in a grave somewhere. It's not fair. And if the police officers were more trustworthy, then people wouldn't have to be afraid to "snitch." Once they use you up, they leave you to fight for yourself. IDK.... I'm just angry with the whole thing!

  • sedcdude

    This ain't just a DC "issue", get real!!

    This shit is NATIONWIDE, don't make me post the link to L.A., minority murder everyday, Chi, everyday.....there used to be a time when crooks killed crooks, not anymore, everybody wants to be a gangsta until they asses "GO IN"!!

    "SNITCHING" is the norm NOW, has been for the past 10-12 years!!

    None of you have a clue, this a direct result of PC/NICE GUY FASCADES, blacks not taking responsibility for "BLACK" ISSUES, 90s and 2000s violent video game culture which desensitized the under 30 generation, sex, drugs and rock n' roll HIP HOP and POLITICS have ushered in THE NEW CRIMINAL!!!!!

  • sedcdude

    MORAL decay is just that, moral decay!

    The murder of women, children and the working man was always the RULE, not the exception!

  • Angry

    I have all the clues because it is my friends and family that are victims of this.... It's an issue everywhere, Yes... but do I live everywhere, NO! I live in DC. Regardless of when it started, the shit needs to stop now... Here, LA, Detroit, Houston, all over.... It's as real as it can be when it's at your front door....

  • http://hostesscakes.com Jiggly Puff

    SEDCDUDE, YOU'LL GET NO ARGUMENT FROM ME.

    So how do you propose we act affirmatively to change all of this? Is it even possible to do so?

  • sedcdude

    You can't stop shit if you don't, can't or won't understand it and/or its origins!

  • sedcdude

    JIGGLY

    I'm afraid you can't!!!

    And that's the irony here, too many suits, too many agendas and too much narcissism!!

    BLACKS have made great strides just as all americans, but now we are going backwards with civil liberties, RECESSION, UNEMPLOYMENT and GREED!

    People are actually pretending as if everything is all good when it ain't!

    There needs to be a spiritual cleansing/awakening, devine intervention!!

  • noodlez

    I BLAME ADRIAN FENTY!

    HE HAS TOTALLY NEGLECTED THAT AREA OF THE CITY.
    HE HAS TOTALLY NEGLEGTED THE 18-25 YR OLDS.

    PUTTING YUCK MOUTH MOTEN IN CHARGE OF ALL THAT MONEY WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE AND COULD HAVE BEEN USED IN A MORE USEFUL MANNER.

    IT TAKES A COLLECTIVE EFFORT FROM THE COMMUNITY, PARENTS AND THE POWERS THAT BE.

  • FREE COTTON

    THERE IS NO JUSTICE..... NOT ONE WITNESS POINTED TO OMARE AND SAID HE WAS THE GUNMAN. HE (OMARE) DIDNT FIT THE BILL AT ALL........ ANOTHER MAN'S LIFE BEHIND BARS. LETS OPEN THIS CASE BACK UP.... LETS FIND THE KILLER.... JUST US

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