Defendant Pleads Guilty to Shooting Man 12 Times 

A defendant pleaded guilty to shooting a man multiple times in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest, DC.

On the night of March 31, 2021, Anthony Whitted and Nicolas Hawkins were playing a dice game on the 600 block of O Street, NW. Shortly after Hawkins rolled the dice, Whitted shot him multiple times, according to the prosecution. He continued to fire at Hawkins as other individuals ran before speeding away from the scene in a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The vehicle was later found abandoned on the 1300 block of Congress Street, SE. Hawkins sustained 12 gunshot wounds to his head and body. He was 29 years old.

Whitted, 27, was initially charged with second-degree murder while armed. During a May 10 hearing, he pleaded down to voluntary manslaughter while armed.

As part of the plea deal, parties agreed to recommend a prison sentence in the eight-and-a-half to 11-year range.

DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt scheduled Whitted to be sentenced on Aug. 8.