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Jeffrey Britt sentenced in fatal shooting of George Rawlings at bus stop

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Jeffrey Britt, 19, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a man at a DC bus stop in 2009.

On November 11, 2009, at about 11:30 a.m., George Rawlings, 21, was leaving a funeral service for his childhood friend at the Capitol Mortuary at 1425 Maryland Ave, NE when he encountered Britt and several other men.

Rawlings walked to a nearby store and then a Metro bus stop near the intersection of 14th and H Streets NE.

Britt and two men followed him.

As Rawlings boarded a Metro bus, Britt and the men walked up behind him and fired at him multiple times before running back toward the funeral home and eventually escaping.

Rawlings was hit 11 times and died.

The co-defendants - Javorick Moore, 19, of Washington, D.C., and D'Angelo Edwards, 21, of Landover, Md. - plead guilty to second degree murder charges in the case and are awaiting sentencing.

Britt plead guilty in April to charges of second degree murder.

 

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