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Friday, January 27, 2017

District Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison For Shooting Man in Back on Northwest Washington Street

Defendant Fired 11 Shots at Group of People on Springtime Afternoon

            WASHINGTON – David Gore, 36, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to seven years in prison for firing 11 gunshots at a group of people in Northwest Washington, hitting one victim in the back, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.


            Gore pled guilty in September 2016, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to assault with intent to kill and carrying a pistol without a license. He was sentenced by the Honorable José M. Lopez. After his prison term, he will be placed on three years of supervised release.


            According to the government’s evidence, on May 16, 2016, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Gore exited a car in the 3700 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW and began shooting at a group of people standing nearby. After he finished firing on the group, Gore returned to the vehicle and left the scene. One man, who tried to run away, was shot in the back. He was treated at a hospital for his wounds. Remarkably, no one else was hit. According to the government’s evidence, Gore launched the attack without any provocation. Gore was arrested June 10, 2016.


            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. He also expressed appreciation for the assistance provided by the Crime Scene Sciences Unit of the District of Columbia Department of Forensic Sciences as well as Sorensen Forensics. He acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Criminal Investigator Nelson Rhone, Victim/Witness Advocate Jennifer Allen, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael J. Roman and Josiah Bournes, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 27, 2017