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Man is sentenced in 2019 fatal shooting

- — Keith L. Alexander

A D.C. man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for fatally shooting another man he found at the home of his ex-wife, authoritie­s said.

Prosecutor­s say that on the morning of Oct. 24, 2019, Gregory Washington, 32, drove to his exwife’s apartment in the 900 block of 21st Street in Northeast Washington to seek a reconcilia­tion. Prosecutor­s said that Washington and his ex-wife had divorced earlier that year and that Washington wanted to reconcile but his ex-wife did not. The couple had been married for less than a year.

According to prosecutor­s, when Washington arrived at the apartment about 5:10 a.m., he discovered the victim, Alie Labay, in his ex-wife’s home. The two men got into a scuffle, and Washington shot Labay three times, prosecutor­s said. Labay, who was unarmed, died of his injuries.

Washington fled the apartment and was arrested a month later and charged with premeditat­ed first-degree murder while armed.

In April, Washington pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaught­er while armed. The plea agreement, which called for a 14-year prison term, was approved by D.C. Superior Court Judge Rainey R. Brandt, who sentenced Washington on Monday.

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