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Maryland Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Shooting on Street in Southeast Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Victim Was Trying to Stop an Argument Between Defendant and His Girlfriend

            WASHINGTON – Malik Parker, also known as Yohan Raymoore, 21, of Temple Hills, Md., was sentenced today to five years in prison on charges stemming from a shooting that took place in September 2016 in Southeast Washington, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

            Parker pled guilty in March 2018, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. The plea, which was contingent upon the Court’s approval, called for an agreed-upon sentence of five years in prison. The Honorable Danya A. Dayson accepted the plea and sentenced the defendant accordingly. Following his prison term, Parker will be placed on three years of supervised release.

            According to the government’s evidence, on Sept. 19, 2016, at approximately 8:10 p.m., Parker and his girlfriend argued loudly in the street, in the 2900 block of P Street SE. Family members from a nearby house exited to observe the commotion. One of those family members, the victim, told Parker to take the argument somewhere else because he did not want the police to be called. Parker declined his request. Parker removed his gun, fired three shots in the air and then eight shots at the family as they fled back toward their house. Luckily, none of the shots found their targets. Parker then fled before the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrived.

            Parker was arrested on Sept. 28, 2016 and has been in custody ever since.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. She also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialists T.J. McPhail, Victim/Witness Advocate Shawn Slade, and Litigation Technology Specialist Anisha Bhatia.

            Finally, she commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessi Brooks and Louis Manzo, who together investigated, indicted and prosecuted the case.

Updated June 15, 2018

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 18-149