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July 24, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on July 20, 2012, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced two men for charges relating to the shooting of a Raleigh man. CHRISTOPHER KEON GREEN, 27, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sentenced to 162 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release.  SHAWN ANTHONY PRITCHETT, 28, also of Raleigh, North Carolina, received 120 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.  The Court also imposed restitution, joint and severally, of $6,097.39.

     A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on January 19, 2012. On April 5, 2012, both defendants pled guilty.  GREEN pled to possessing with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  PRITCHETT pled guilty to unlaw possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to evidence presented in court, on November 22, 2010, police officers responded to a shooting on Filbert Street in Raleigh, North Carolina.  When officers arrived at the scene, the victim had a gunshot wound in the left shoulder.  The incident occurred while the victim and GREEN were struggling over a drug deal gone bad. 

The investigation revealed that GREEN had been purchasing illegal drugs from the victim over a period of time and that GREEN and PRITCHETT had gone to the victim’s residence to obtain more drugs when the argument broke out. 

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Raleigh Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Moore prosecuted the case.








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