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Domestic Violence Call Results in a Decade in Federal Prison for Oklahoma City Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Terrence Lorenzo Hill, 38, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison for unlawfully possessing ammunition after a prior felony conviction, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

Hill was indicted in February 2019 and convicted after a jury trial last October.  During the trial, evidence was presented that Hill had been involved in a previous dating relationship with the victim prior to their breakup in March 2018.  In September of 2018, Hill called the victim stating he was going to kill her and her daughter.  The very next day, Oklahoma City Police Officers were called to the scene of a shooting at the victim’s residence on NW 99th Street in Oklahoma City.  The victim stated she observed Hill standing in her back yard as he fired several rounds into their residence, two of which struck the victim. The victim’s daughter also testified that she observed Hill standing in the back yard and heard gun shots while calling 911. Hill fled before police arrived.  Although the firearm was never found, officers located four steel cartridge casings in the grass and on the concrete near the back patio door.

Hill had been previously convicted of a 2016 misdemeanor charge of Stalking, as well as felony conviction for Possession of a Firearm after Former Felony Conviction.  Federal firearms laws prohibit convicted felons from possessing firearms or ammunition.

U.S. Chief District Judge Timothy DeGiusti sentenced Hill to serve 120 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Hill remains in custody at the Oklahoma County Jail pending outcome of his state charges.

This case is the result of investigations by the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jacquelyn Hutzell and Matthew Anderson prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods and Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiatives to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.  The local implementation of these initiatives in the Western District of Oklahoma is through "Operation 922" which prioritizes prosecution of federal gun crimes connected to domestic violence.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.  To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

Updated April 23, 2020

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