A District man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison Friday for shooting into a crowd gathered at July 4 neighborhood cookout that left one man dead and at least three others injured.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Jennifer Anderson sentenced Calvin Shaw, 24, to 107 years after Shaw was found guilty in April by a jury of first-degree murder and other offenses associated with the July 4, 2012 shooting in the 5000 block of First Street NW.
Prosecutors argued Shaw and two friends walked into the neighborhood holiday gathering and opened fire on a group of unarmed teenagers and adults. Crevontai Key, 19, was fatally shot in the back. Two teenagers, one 17 and another 15, were also injured.
Authorities said Shaw began shooting into the crowd in hopes of killing an individual who had come to the aid of a victim during another shooting on April 18, 2012 in which Shaw was involved. That person was not shot during the July 4 shooting. Shaw was also convicted of aggravated assault in that April 18 shooting.
Also Friday, Shaw’s girlfriend, Tonika Hilliard, 24, was sentenced to three years in prison for obstruction of justice for not cooperating with a grand jury investigation. Hilliard’s prison term was suspended on condition she completes three years of supervised probation.