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Kenneth Furr sentenced to 14 months for assault, solicitation

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A MPD officer was sentenced to 14 months in prison Thursday for assault with a deadly weapon and solicitation of prostitution.

With credit for time served, Kenneth Furr, 48, is now on probation

The charges stem from an Aug 26, 2011 incident.

Alexander Moore, a transgender woman who goes by the name Chloe, testified during the Oct. 2012 trial that she was walking near 5th and K streets NW when she was approached by Furr. She said he was intoxicated.

Moore said Furr continued to stalk her, offering money for sex despite her refusals. She told the court that he stopped when he was confronted by other individuals, some of whom are also transgender.

At one point, the individuals pulled their car next to Furr's in the area of 5th and K streets, and at least one person assaulted him. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Furr sped off and the individuals confronting him followed.

An arresting officer testified he heard shots and arrived to see Furr, gun in hand, jumping up and down on the hood of the car the victims were in.

One victim was shot in the arm, one was shot in the hands and another also suffered injuries.

An assault with intent to kill charge and several other charges were dropped during the trial.

Furr remained in police custody until the trial. Once the jury's verdict was announced, Furr was moved to a high-intensity supervision program. The time spent in custody was credited to his sentence. "Furr remains free and is now on probation" as a result, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. Furr must complete three years of probation.

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