GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A Washington D.C. man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Maryland Office of the U.S. Attorney.
Sherman Evans Jr. 33, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by a maximum of three years of supervised release for the charge when he is sentenced on Oct. 19, according to a statement from the office.READ MORE: Jewish Community Center Of Greater Baltimore Targeted By Weekend Bomb Threat
Prince George’s County Police officers responded to a shooting in Oxon Hill on Aug. 4, 2019 and found several vehicles had been hit with bullets. Several 9-mm shell casings were recovered on the scene. Evans was identified as a suspect as a result of the investigation and arrested a day later, according to the statement.READ MORE: Maryland Department Health Issues Guidance In Light Of Baby Formula Shortage
Evans told investigators the gun in self defense was inside his vehicle and allowed them to search the vehicle. Investigators found a loaded 9-mm semiautomatic pistol with nine 9-mm cartridges in the 16-round magazine.
Evans knew he was prohibited from owning a gun due to a previous conviction punishable by more than one year in prison and his civil rights had not been restored, according to the statement.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Farmers' Market Unveils Special 'B-Side' Event Schedule