Non-Fatal Shooting Defendant Accepts Plea Deal

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On Nov. 20, non-fatal shooting defendant Delonte Sherod accepted a pre-indictment plea deal. 

Sherod, 35, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for his involvement in a domestic dispute that occurred on Sept. 22 at the 200 block of Longfellow Street, NW. 

According to court documents, Sherod and the victim were in a confrontation about personal space when the victim left to go to his car. Sherod then shot at the car. There were no injuries to any persons. 

Prosecutors offered Sherod a pre-indictment plea deal, meaning that they will not be able to upgrade the charges or add more. The plea deal required him to plead guilty to one count of attempted assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. Prosecutors did not make a sentencing guideline request, but did request that the sentences run concurrently. Sherod must also register as a gun offender. 
Sentencing will happen in front of DC Superior Court Judge Jason Park on Jan. 16, 2024.

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