GRÃNBELT, Md. (WJZ) – A Washington, DC man pleaded guilty to a felon in possession of a gun in the US District Court on Wednesday, according to the Maryland US Attorney General.
Sherman Evans Jr., 33, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, followed by a maximum of three years supervised release for the prosecution, if convicted on October 19, according to a statement from the bureau.
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Prince Georges County Police officers responded to a shooting in Oxon Hill on August 4, 2019, finding that several vehicles had been hit by bullets. Several 9 mm shell casings were recovered on site. Evans was identified as a suspect as a result of the investigation and arrested a day later, the statement said.
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Evans told investigators that the self-defense weapon was in his vehicle and allowed them to search the vehicle. In the 16-round magazine, the investigators found a loaded 9-mm semi-automatic pistol with nine 9-mm cartridges.
Evans knew that he was banned from possession of a gun due to a previous conviction punishable by more than a year in prison and that his civil rights had not been restored, the statement said.
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