D.C. Man Gets Seven Years for Using a Gun in a Crime of Violence
WASHINGTON - Nicco Young, 26, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for using, carrying, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Robert J. Contee III, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
Nicco Young pleaded guilty in January 2023, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich also ordered 36 months of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, the defendant entered the 7-Eleven, at 1700 17th Street, NW, at 10:30 a.m., on February 23, 2022, armed with a firearm. He approached and pointed the handgun at a store employee. The defendant then forced the employee to empty the cash register and had the employee lay down on the ground. The defendant took the money from the cash register and fled the store.
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee commended the work of those who investigated the case from both the Metropolitan Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Karla Nunez.
Finally, they commended the efforts of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Frey who indicted and prosecuted the case as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Shehzad Akhtar.