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District Man Sentenced to 42 Years in Prison for 2019 Shooting of Four People in Northeast Washington D.C.

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

            WASHINGTON - Travis Littlejohn, 38, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 42 years in prison for the July 5, 2019, shooting of three men and a woman in Northeast Washington, D.C., announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Chief Pamela A. Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).  He was sentenced by the Honorable Maribeth Raffinan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

            Littlejohn was found guilty by a jury on March 10, 2023, of all charges in the 28-count indictment, following a two-week trial in the Superior Court. Specifically, the jury found Littlejohn guilty of four counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, one count of aggravated assault while armed, and three counts of assault with significant bodily injury, along with related firearms offenses.

            According to the government’s evidence, on the night of July 5, 2019, after getting into a verbal and physical altercation with a group of people gathered in the 3800 block of Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, D.C., Littlejohn drove to a nearby apartment and returned to the block minutes later armed with a handgun. After exchanging words with the group again, Littlejohn fired at least seven rounds at them from a semiautomatic firearm from a short distance away. Four people in that group were struck before two members of the group returned gunfire. Three of the victims suffered significant injuries, but one victim was more seriously injured.

            This case was investigated by Metropolitan Police Department the Sixth District Detectives with valuable assistance from Sixth District Patrol Officers who initially responded to the scene. The case was prosecuted and tried by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael Toogun and Samuel White, and indicted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McCarthy of the Major Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Valuable assistance was provided by Paralegal Specialists Renee Prather, Debra McPherson & Crystal Waddy, SA Nelson Rhone of the Case Investigation Unit, and Litigation Technology Specialist Lief Hickling.

Updated January 10, 2024

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 24-22