A District man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Friday for killing a man during a Halloween night dice game in the Park View neighborhood in 2007.
Gerald Anderson, 22, of Southeast was sentenced for killing 39-year-old David Mayo after the two got into an argument while shooting dice in a parking lot in the Park Morton apartment complex, officials said. A D.C. Superior Court jury found Anderson guilty of first-degree murder and a gun offense in April.
D.C. police responded to a shooting at 630 Park Road NW at about 1 a.m. on Nov. 1, according to court documents. They found Mayo unconscious on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and body, the bullets having severed his spine and lacerated several major blood vessels.
Mayo was rushed to a hospital, according to a sentencing memo filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but he died.
A witness described seeing Anderson and Antonio Ingraham, 23, in a dice game with Mayo behind the three-story apartment building, according to court documents. The three men argued, authorities said, and another witness told police Anderson left the area, went home and then returned to the site of the game.
Anderson fired several times at Mayo, according to authorities, then approached Mayo as he lay on the ground, firing several more rounds. A bystander was hit by a stray bullet but survived, according to authorities.
The documents state that a witness heard gunshots and then saw Anderson standing over Mayo. Ingraham yelled “Finish him off” and “Let him know we are not to be messed with up here” as Anderson fired, the witness told police.
Authorities say Anderson shot Mayo nine times, using two handguns.
Ingraham, 23, was shot dead in Northwest in March 2008.