DC IHOP Shooting Suspect LaShawn Yvonnie Carson Pregnant; Has Case Continued Until April

9:40 PM, Mar 29, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A 27-year-old woman arrested in relation to a shooting at an IHOP restaurant in NW DC had her case continued on Thursday.

LaShawn Yvonnie Carson had a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday and her case was continued until April. She is reportedly having a difficult pregnancy, and her attorney asked for more time.

Carson was arrested for aggravated assault while armed for shooting a gay man at the restaurant at 14th and Irving streets NW on March 11. The man was left critically wounded, but is expected to be okay.

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Police believed there was an argument that involved anti-gay epithets and they believe Carson was motivated by anti-gay bias in the shooting.

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