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On Feb. 9, a non-fatal shooting defendant rejected a plea offer extended by prosecutors in front of DC Superior Court Judge Heidi Pasichow.
James Guillory, 23, is charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence for his alleged involvement in a shooting that occurred on June 15, 2023, on the 4600 block of Hillside Road SE. Two people were injured in the incident.
According to court documents, one victim was shot in the thigh and another sustained a BB gun injury to the face.
During the hearing, the prosecutor alerted the court they had extended a plea offer to the defense, which required Guillory to plead guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon causing significant bodily injury, and one count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, in exchange for them not seeking an indictment.
Guillory rejected the plea offer, instead requesting to go to trial.
Parties are expected to reconvene for trial June 20.Follow this case