After a shooting incident that took place in July 2020 outside a liquor store located in Southeast DC, Vincent James, aged 39, was found guilty by a jury in DC Superior Court after a three-day trial.
According to prosecutors, in the early hours of July 30, 2020, James allegedly fired multiple shots at a complainant in the Spar Liquors parking lot on South Capitol Street SE, hitting them in the torso.
After being shot multiple times, the victim collapsed at a bus stop close by. He was immediately taken to the Washington Hospital Center where he received medical attention.
Officials have revealed that James’ downfall was a result of being identified through surveillance footage from a nearby AutoZone. It was discovered that he had used his loyalty account to make a purchase earlier in the day, leading to his identification.
James was convicted of multiple charges including aggravated assault while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.
The sentencing has been slated for January of next year.
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