Two Men Sentenced in Shooting of Boy Near Nationals Park

by Jared Holt August 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm 5 Comments

100 block of O Street SW (Photo via Google Maps)Two D.C. men were sentenced yesterday for their roles in a shooting that injured one teenager in Southwest earlier this year, according to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Adrian Wade, 20, received a six-year prison term, after he pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting.

JaJuan Smith, 18, obtained a two-year prison sentence, after he pleaded guilty to charges of acting as an accessory to the shooting and possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition. But his sentence was suspended on the condition that he finish 18 months of supervised probation.

The shooting happened Feb. 7 on the 100 block of O Street SW, two blocks west of Nationals Park.

Wade first flashed a gun during an encounter with four juveniles near the Friendly Food Market at 1399 Half St. SW, prosecutors said. The victims then fled down the block.

Soon after, Wade encountered the group again about a block west of the market, prosecutors said. He then fired his gun at them four times, striking a 16-year-old boy in the ankle.

After unloading the shots, Wade handed the gun to Smith, who fled the scene and tossed the weapon in a bush, prosecutors said. Police recovered the gun and matched bullet casings at the scene to the weapon.

Photo via Google Maps

  • Anon

    Honestly we complain about all the crime, but no wonder people are going crazy this summer there are no consequences for crimes. These sentences are jokes!

    • Bob Sanders

      I don’t have a problem with the accessory getting off, but the six-year sentence for the shooter is really light.

      • Guest

        I absolutely have an issue with the accessory getting off. He had a gun of his own, took the shoiter’s gun, and attempted to dispose of it. 18 months probation for that?? Come on, man.

        • Bob Sanders

          They probably offered him a deal to get him to testify against the shooter. It’s how the system works, for better or worse.

  • va resident

    welcome to dc, yes the sentences are a joke, wait till you see what you get for killing a person on a train, probably 30 years, and be 48 when you get out, and able to do it again. in virginia i know someone who was sentenced to 20 years prison for being a lookout in a crime where a gun was used. dc residents are under a false sense of security, just because you are paying virginia prices for your homes, it is not the same as living in virginia. your sentences are a joke, your police force is over worked, and you wonder why crime is out of hand.


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