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Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Hill East Shooting

by Sean Meehan — October 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm 5 Comments

200 block of 15th Street SE (Photo via Google Maps)A man who pleaded guilty to shooting a boy during an attempted robbery in Hill East was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday.

Malique Haynes, 20, pleaded guilty to the July shooting on the 200 block of 15th Street SE in August, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Haynes shot a 15-year-old boy on July 15 about 10:10 p.m. during a robbery attempt, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Haynes told the boy to empty his pockets and when the boy said he had no money and began walking away, Haynes shot the boy in the stomach, hitting his liver and kidney.

Haynes was arrested for the shooting on July 21. After he serves his five-year prison sentence, Haynes will be placed on three years of supervised release.

Photo via Google Maps

  • virginia resident

    i have a step-son who one day he and his
    friends decided to take a trip to pentagon city and rob somebody at gun point,
    no shots were fired, he is currently in year 13 of a 15 year sentence in a
    virginia prison, just for being the lookout. okay, so dc does not have the
    death penalty as virginia does, but how does 5 years for shooting someone
    really serve as a deterrent to crime. dc really needs to look at their laws.

  • Guest

    Only 5 years for shooting someone who didn’t have anything to rob? Even if he does every day of the 5 years (which is HIGHLY unlikely), he’ll be 25 when he gets out. Lack of consequences. Exhibit A as to why this dirtbags are running amok.
    Throw this punk in the garbage with yesterday’s trash.

  • Sherlock

    Not sure what is wrong with the US Attorney’s Office. This is insane. Quick google search revealed this:

    Possession of Firearm During Crime of Violence (PFCV): It is illegal to possess a firearm or imitation firearm during a crime of violence. The penalty is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years without probation or parole and a maximum of 15 years. D.C. Criminal Code 22-4504(b).

    Basically this guy received the minimum sentence for simply committing a crime of violence with a firearm. That does not include the actual robbery or shooting a 15 year old boy.

  • Muskellunge

    5 years for attempted murder is not enough.

  • Donny Campbell

    So with full disclosure, I taught Malique while he was in middle school and I know how good of a kid he was. I was saddened to hear about his arrest and sentencing as he was working hard to make positive choices for himself and his mom. To see the post by previous people it always makes me wonder about where your heart is as a guest writer. I understand the charges and he is paying the price, but for some of you to sit high and mighty is ridiculous. You don’t understand what struggles people make in their lives and committing crime is absolutely wrong, but don’t speak so reckless about people. Take care people and think before you use your words.

    Signed,
    D.Campbell

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