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20-year-old District man convicted of killing 18-year-old during robbery

A District man was convicted Thursday in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Southeast Washington, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office said.

The teen who was killed was Calvin Woodland, the son of the late community activist Calvin Woodland, Sr.

According to prosecutors, Reginald Rogers and an unidentified accomplice approached Woodland and three other people who were gathered in a parking lot in the 800 block of Barnaby Street SE on Jan. 27, 2010. Rogers and his accomplice, who were both wearing masks, pulled out guns.

Two of the victims ran away, prosecutors said, while the other two were robbed at gunpoint.

The attackers walked a short distance away, then turned back and began shooting at the victims, prosecutors said.

Woodland was shot twice in the back as he tried to run away. Prosecutors said he died less than an hour later.

Rogers was arrested in March 2010. At the time of the arrest, he had the murder weapon in his pocket.

Rogers was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder while armed, first-degree felony murder while armed, armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon and related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16 and faces a minimum of 30 years in prison.


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