A gay Annapolis man faces charges in connection with an alleged hit-and-run accident that left a D.C. woman dead.
Prosecutors contend Joel Bromwell struck Ruby Whitfield with his SUV on March 21 as she and two other people were walking across Florida Avenue at the intersection of 11th Street in Northeast D.C. after attending a meeting at New Samaritan Baptist Church. The police charging document alleges Bromwell’s vehicle dragged Whitfield for “approximately 86 feet before becoming dislodged from” it.
Bromwell reportedly told police officers who took him into custody that he had just left Cobalt before the incident. The police charging document says he told them he had two Captain Morgan rum and cokes “over a period of two hours.”
Bromwell, 32, faces charges that include intent to kill another and to inflict serious bodily injury on another with a conscious disregard of an extreme risk of death or serious bodily injury to another.