THE DISTRICT

Man charged in slaying: A 19-year-old Northeast Washington man has been charged in the Nov. 7 shooting death of a 20-year-old in Southeast, police said.

Charging documents say Jameon K. Gray and associates surrounded Antonio E. Baker in the 3400 block of Croffut Place SE, intending to rob him. When they discovered Baker did not have any money, one of the men shot him in the back of the head, the charging documents say, quoting a statement Gray allegedly gave police.

Later that day, police found Baker's car abandoned in Weldon, N.C., and arrested Gray after he and others drove up and took something from the car, the documents say. Gray is charged with first-degree murder while armed.

Murder sentence: A 21-year-old District man was sentenced yesterday to 25 years to life in prison for the July 4, 1996, slaying of Tia Mitchell.

David R. Johnson, of the 1300 block of First Street NW, was convicted Sept. 16 in D.C. Superior Court of second-degree murder while armed.

Prosecutors said Johnson, who was 15 at the time of the killing and was certified to be tried as an adult, approached Mitchell, 16, in an alley between Hanover Place and O Street NW, and fired several shots at her at close range.

Prosecutors said the shooting was to avenge a friend's shooting death days earlier during fighting between two feuding neighborhood groups, Sursum Corda and First and O.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.