District Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison For Following and Fatally Shooting Man in Alleyway

District Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison  For Following and Fatally Shooting Man in Alleyway

            WASHINGTON – Keith Hudson, 28, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 19 years in prison for second degree murder while armed in the February 6, 2021, shooting death of Isaiah Glover. Superior Court Judge Anthony C. Epstein also ordered five years of supervised release. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Interim Chief Ashan Benedict, of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            According to the government’s evidence, around 2:40 p.m. on February 6, 2021, the victim was walking on Hunt Place NE, when he turned south onto the 800 block of 42nd Street and encountered the defendant. Hudson was driving a white Buick LeSabre. He drove north on 42nd Street NE past Mr. Glover, then intentionally made a U-turn and drove back south on 42nd Street past Mr. Glover again. Mr. Glover took a right onto Hunt Place SE and headed towards Minnesota Ave. NE. After passing Mr. Glover twice, the defendant drove to Gault Street NE and 42nd Street NE where he parked the vehicle. The defendant got out of his car and walked towards Hunt Place SE and Minnesota Ave., and followed Mr. Glover into the alley behind 4147 Minnesota Ave, NE. Mr. Glover was unaware that he was being followed. The defendant quickly caught up to Mr. Glover. He drew a .40 caliber firearm out of his front hoodie pocket and, just as soon as Mr. Glover realized that the was being followed, the defendant shot Mr. Glover twice. Mr. Glover sustained a life ending injury to his brain. The defendant then ran through a perpendicular alley, back to his car, and fled. Law enforcement and paramedics arrived at the alley and pronounced Isaiah Glover dead at 2:53 pm.

            “This sentence will remove a dangerous person from our District’s streets for a substantial period of time,” said U.S. Attorney Graves. “Our office is grateful for the detectives who doggedly pursued this case and offers our sincerest condolences to Isaiah Glover’s family on this tragic loss.” 

            Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department arrested Hudson on February 9, 2021 and has been in custody since. Hudson pleaded guilty on April 14, 2023.

            In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Graves and Interim Chief Benedict commended the work of those who investigated the case from the Metropolitan Police Department. They acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case form the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Kelly Blakeney, Victim/Witness Advocate Latrice Washington-Williams.

            Finally, they commended the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Coronado, who investigated and prosecuted the case.

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