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District Man Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder In Shooting of Ex-Girlfriend in Northwest Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON - Carson Posey, 24, of Washington, DC, pleaded guilty today to one count of second degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Shantal Hill, 28, on April 15, 2020, near the Tyler House Apartments on the south side of 1200 North Capitol Street, Northwest, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Acting Chief Pamela Smith, of the Metropolitan Police (MPD).

            The plea was entered before Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe who scheduled sentencing for January 19, 2024.

            According to court documents, around 10:48 p.m. on April 15, 2020, Posey shot Hill, his ex-girlfriend, nine times in the legs, buttocks, and chest. Hill identified her assailant to responding police officers while aid was being provided on the scene. Hill also stated, “I [am] a single mother and I can’t die.” She died shortly after midnight on April 16, 2020.

            This case was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division Homicide Branch of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Interrante.

Updated September 29, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-593