District Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 25 Years for Takoma Park Murder, Burglary

A District man was sentenced earlier this week to life in prison plus 25 years for the fatal shooting of a Takoma Park man last year.

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 21-year-old Abraham Douglas of Washington, D.C. had been sentenced in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Douglas was convicted last December of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and third-degree burglary.

The homicide occurred on April 22, 2022, in broad daylight in the Park Ritchie Apartments parking lot at 7600 Maple Ave. in Takoma Park, according to MCSAO Director of Public Affairs Lauren DeMarco.

Douglas was charged with burglarizing a residence on Kennebec Ave. after shooting Gueye. A handgun, a 50-round drum magazine, and red-tip bullets were recovered during his arrest by Takoma Park Police.

He was sentenced to life for first-degree murder and 20 years for the use of a firearm in the commission of the crime, as well as five years for third-degree burglary, DeMarco said.

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