Shooting Defendant Accepts Plea Deal

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A shooting defendant accepted a plea deal extended by prosecutors before DC Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe on June 10.

Scotland Alston, 33, was originally charged with assault with intent to kill while armed for his involvement in a shooting that occurred on Feb. 28, on the 2000 block of Benning Road, NE.

According to court documents, Alston allegedly shot a woman in the chest, both legs, and buttocks.

An individual, later identified as Alston, got into an altercation with the victim in front of Benning Market, according to prosecutors. This led to Alston’s pushing the victim into a wall and fleeing the scene by bicycle. Alston then returned to the victim who was still arguing with him, then allegedly shooting her multiple times.

During the hearing, Wole Falodun, Alston’s defense attorney, alerted the court he was accepting a plea deal, which required him to plead guilty to aggravated assault while armed, in exchange for the prosecution not seeking an indictment. 

Parties are slated to reconvene Aug. 9 for sentencing.

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