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Friday, December 9, 2016

District Man Sentenced to 7 1/2-Year Prison Term In Shooting of Off-Duty Security Guard

Attack Took Place on Sidewalk in Northwest Washington

WASHINGTON - Warren Bibbs, 34, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 90 months on charges involving the shooting of an off-duty security guard in Northwest Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips.


Bibbs pled guilty in September 2016, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to one count of aggravated assault while armed and one count of threats.  He was sentenced by the Honorable Chief Judge Robert E. Morin.  After his prison term, he will be placed on five years of supervised release.


According to the government’s evidence, on May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Bibbs went to the Columbia Heights apartment building where his girlfriend was staying with family members.  Bibbs and his girlfriend had been arguing since the prior evening. While outside of the building, Bibbs threatened to come in and blow up the building. 


As Bibbs was pacing up and down the sidewalk on 14th Street NW, he encountered an off-duty security guard who was on break.  Bibbs pulled out a .38-caliber special revolver and shot the off-duty security guard at close range in his right shoulder.  Bibbs was under the influence of K2 at the time of the offense.  A lookout for the shooter was broadcast and Bibbs was located by police within hours with the loaded revolver on his person.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work performed by those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department.  He also acknowledged the work of those who handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Donville Drummond and Victim/Witness Advocate Jennifer Clark. Finally, he expressed appreciation for the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Crane, who investigated and prosecuted the matter.

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Updated December 9, 2016