D.C. man gets 24 years for 2009 shooting that killed woman
A D.C. man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for shooting at a group of people from a bicycle and killing a bystander.
Devonte Carlton was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. Carlton pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder while armed.
Prosecutors say Carlton was riding a bicycle in northwest Washington on the night of Aug. 29, 2009, when he pulled out a pistol and fired multiple times into a group of people on the sidewalk.
One of the shots hit Deborah A. Brown, and she later died of her injuries. Authorities say Brown wasn't Carlton's intended target.
Prosecutors say the shooting was part of a feud between rival crews.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
May 28, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories: From the Courthouse , The District
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