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District Man Sentenced to 64 Months in Prison For Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Defendant Had Escaped From Halfway House

            WASHINGTON – Hakeem Remy, 34, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 64 months in prison term on Nov. 30, 2023, for unlawfully possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Pamela A. Smith of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

            In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered Remy to serve three years of supervised release.

            On Mar. 6, 2023, Remy escaped from a halfway house while serving a sentence for gun possession and drug distribution convictions. There was a warrant out for his arrest. Remy previously had been convicted of a crime punishable by a term exceeding one year in Superior Court the District of Columbia.

            On Apr. 24, 2023, MPD officers were patrolling the 1900 block of 19th Place, SE. Remy spotted the police and fled on foot, eventually throwing a firearm into the woods before being arrested. Police recovered a Glock 9mm semi-automatic gun that was armed with one round in the chamber and 17 bullets in a high-capacity magazine. The firearm had been reported stolen in 2021 out of Fairfax Co., Va.

            In announcing the sentencing, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Smith commended the work of those who investigated the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and MPD.


Updated December 5, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-746