District Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For 2009 Slaying of Neighborhood Rival | Crime
From the United States Attorney’s Office: Nathaniel Grey, 21, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 22 years for killing a neighborhood rival in May 2009 in an attack that took place in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.
Grey pled guilty in February 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to a charge of second-degree murder while armed. Today, the Honorable Thomas J. Motley approved the plea agreement and sentenced the defendant. Upon completion of his prison term, Grey will be placed on five years of supervised release.
According to the government’s evidence, on May 14, 2009, at about 9:35 p.m., the victim, Brandon Scott, was seated near a row of steps on a covered elevated walkway running parallel to the sidewalk in front of the McCollough Paradise Garden Apartments, in the area of the 1100 block of 7th Street NW. Mr. Scott, 21, was there with a female friend.
Grey, wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, approached Mr. Scott. As the victim’s female friend ran away, Grey shot Mr. Scott several times with a handgun, hitting Mr. Scott in the head and lower back areas. Mr. Scott subsequently died of the injuries. The murder occurred because of rivalries between residents of 7th Street NW and residents of 5th Street, NW.