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D.C. man sentenced to 10 years for firing AK-47 in Southeast

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

A 60-year-old District man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for firing an assault rifle in the direction of a D.C. police officer and hitting a Pepco transformer and other targets.

Around 2 a.m. on March 6, Aubrey Dockery shot an AK-47 rifle in the direction of a D.C. police officer who was driving his patrol car at the intersection of 16th and T streets in Southeast Washington.

After the officer radioed for assistance, Dockery fled and multiple additional shots were heard, and police came upon a Pepco transformer and parked car that had been struck by bullets.

The damage to the transformer cut off power to 17 homes. No one was injured by the gunfire.

Dockery was found soon afterward near the Anacostia High School, crouched behind a parked car with his finger on the trigger of the weapon, prosecutors said. The AK-47 was loaded with 17 rounds of ammunition and had one round in the chamber, ready to fire.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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