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Virginia Man Found Guilty of Charges for Shooting a Man in Northwest Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia
Victim Shot At Multiple Times in Broad Daylight

            WASHINGTON – A jury found Richard Nduba, 39, of Alexandria, Virginia, guilty of firing multiple shots at a man in August 2022 in Northwest Washington D.C., announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department. The verdict was returned on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. The Honorable Erik Christian scheduled sentencing for April 21, 2023.

            Nduba, 39, was found guilty following a three-day trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime of Violence.

            According to the government’s evidence, on August 10, 2022, the defendant argued with the victim, a friend, outside the Walmart on 99 H Street NW around 7:00pm. After the argument, the victim, who is wheelchair bound, went to the 800 block of 1st street NW next to the Walmart’s loading dock area to speak on the phone. The defendant circled the block in his rental SUV until he found the victim. Upon finding the victim, the defendant lowered his window, pointed a black handgun at the victim, and shot at the victim twice. The defendant stopped shooting only after the victim acted as if he had been hit and played dead in his wheelchair. Both shots, however, missed the victim. A bullet hole was later discovered in Walmart’s loading dock door, next to where the victim had been sitting at the time of the shooting.

            This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department.  It was investigated, prosecuted. and tried by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Omeed Assefi and Colin Cloherty of the Major Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Valuable assistance was provided by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly Nielsen and Kathleen Kern, Paralegal Specialist Debra McPherson, and Litigation Technology Specialist Charlie Bruce.

Updated March 23, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-167