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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Raleigh Man Sentenced to 66 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced SHAREEM UNIIKE MARSHALL, 31, of Raleigh, NC to 66 months’ imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

MARSHALL was named in a one count Indictment filed on January 9, 2019 charging him with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.   On July 10, 2019, MARSHALL, pled guilty to that charge. 

According to the investigation, on June 14, 2018, officers with the Raleigh Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment in Raleigh.  Although MARSHALL’S name was on the lease, he did not stay at the residence.  Prior to the officer’s arrival, MARSHALL had come to the apartment to visit his child.  While at the apartment, MARSHALL became angry and the victim asked him to leave, but he refused. MARSHALL and the victim got into a verbal and physical altercation at which time the victim called for police assistance.

Sometime after the officers left the apartment, MARSHALL returned to the apartment while the victim was packing her vehicle to go to a family member’s home. The victim observed MARSHALL’S vehicle pull into the apartment parking lot causing her to grab their child and run for her bedroom, locking the bedroom door.  MARSHALL entered the apartment through an unsecured door and threatened to shoot through the bedroom door.  As MARSHALL was leaving the apartment, he fired multiple gunshots.  Officers responded to the apartment and recovered two 9mm shell casings in the lawn near the rear door.

Later that day, MARSHALL was located at his apartment on Dacian Road in Raleigh.  Officers found a 9mm firearm under a table to the right of his bed.  The firearm was loaded with a 12-round magazine that contained 10 rounds of ammunition.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Since 2017, the United States Department of Justice has reinvigorated the PSN program and has targeted violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

That effort has been implemented through the Take Back North Carolina Initiative of The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  This initiative emphasizes the regional assignment of federal prosecutors to work with law enforcement and District Attorney’s Offices on a sustained basis in those communities to reduce the violent crime rate, drug trafficking, and crimes against law enforcement.  For more information about this initiative click here:  https://www.justice.gov/usao-ednc/tbnc.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Raleigh Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Daniel W. Smith prosecuted the case for the government.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated October 8, 2019