Defendant Attacked Victim When She Stopped for Gas
WASHINGTON – Andrew Patrick, 38, of Washington, D.C., was convicted by a Superior Court jury of all charges including: armed carjacking, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, felon in possession, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of an unregistered firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. The verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Acting Chief Pamela Smith, of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The Honorable Judge Lynn Leibovitz scheduled sentencing for December 1, 2023, at 9:30am.
According to the government’s evidence, on September 22, 2022, the victim took her 2005 blue Chevy Suburban to the Good Hope Road gas station in Washington, DC. The defendant, dressed in a black jacket with white stripes and a hoodie, a red bandana, blue jeans, and grey New Balance sneakers, approached the victim and demanded her car keys while holding her at gunpoint. The victim begged Patrick not to hurt her. Patrick pushed her up against her own vehicle, took her keys, and drove away in the victim’s car. The victim called 911 and gave officers a description of her assailant and his black and grey firearm. Later that day, a license plate reader detected the tags of the blue Chevy Suburban on North Capitol NE and Benning Road NE. Officers located and apprehended the vehicle, which was being driven by the defendant. The defendant told officers that he received the vehicle from a man with a black hoodie. Upon arresting Patrick, officers discovered a black and grey Glock 37 in a red floral satchel on the front passenger floorboard.
In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Graves and Acting Chief Smith commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. They also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office including: Paralegal Specialist Renee Prather, Victim/Witness Advocate Christie Bloodworth, and Litigation Technology Specialist Charlie Bruce.
Finally, they commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gregory J. Evans and Omeed A. Assefi, who investigated, prosecuted, and tried the case.