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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 27, 2020

District Men Found Guilty of Armed Carjacking and Armed Robbery of 18-Year-Old Man

            WASHINGTON – Keith Baham, 20, and David McKinney, 19, of Washington, D.C., were found guilty by a jury today of armed carjacking, armed robbery, first-degree theft, and unauthorized use of vehicle, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Shea.  Baham was also convicted of two counts of Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. 

            Baham and McKinney were found guilty following a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in front of The Honorable J. Michael Ryan. The defendants remain detained pending sentencing, which is scheduled for May 1, 2020.

            According to the government’s evidence, on February 25, 2019, Baham and McKinney had the 18-year-old victim drive to the 3100 block of Apple Road, N.E. Once there, Baham took out a gun and told the victim to drop everything and to hand over his belongings. While the victim was held at gunpoint, the men took the victim’s wallet, phone, and other personal items before fleeing the scene in the victim’s car.

            In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Shea commended the work of those investigating the case from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Supervisory Victim/Witness Services Coordinator Katina Adams-Washington; Victim/Witness Services Coordinator La June Thames; Paralegal Specialists Jessica Pierce, Sabrina Turner, and Debra McPherson; Victim Advocate Jennifer Clark; Supervisory IT Specialist Leif Hickling; and Investigative Analyst William Hamann.

            Finally, he commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rachel Forman and Kevin Birney, who prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
20-039
Updated February 27, 2020