GREENSBORO – A Durham man was sentenced yesterday to 110 months in prison, after pleading guilty to a firearms charge related to a mall shooting in the Middle District of North Carolina (MDNC), announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston.
ROMEO KEVANTE PRIDE, age 27, pled guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm in December of 2022. According to court documents and facts found by the court at sentencing, Pride, a convicted felon, went to the Streets at Southpoint Mall in Durham on November 26, 2021, a date colloquially known as “Black Friday,” armed with a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun. In the course of a botched attempted robbery of another mall patron, both Pride and the patron discharged handguns. Durham Police Department officers recovered a spent .40 caliber shell casing fired from Pride’s handgun and surveillance video from the mall confirmed the events. Pride and two innocent bystanders were shot during the exchange of gunfire.
PRIDE was sentenced yesterday to a 110-month term of imprisonment by the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, United States District Judge in the United States District Court for the MDNC. In addition to prison time, PRIDE was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release and to pay a special assessment of $100.00.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Raleigh-Durham Safe Streets Task Force with assistance from the Durham Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney JoAnna G. McFadden.