WASHINGTON – John Hudson, Sr., 31, of Washington, DC, was sentenced
on January 6, 2020 to 60 months’ imprisonment and five years of
supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of Felony Assault
on a Police Officer While Armed back on November 1, 2019. He was
sentenced by the Honorable Rainey Brandt yesterday morning in the
Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Chief Peter Newsham, Metropolitan Police Department made the announcement.
According to the government’s evidence, on September 18,
2019, at approximately 2:15 a.m., a Metropolitan Police Department
Officer, in a marked patrol car and full police uniform, observed the
defendant drive through a red light at the intersection of Suitland
Parkway SE and Stanton Road SE. The officer attempted to initiate a
traffic stop, but the defendant fled from the officer in his vehicle,
ultimately crashing at the intersection of Morris Road SE and Elvans
Road SE. When the MPD officer got out of his patrol car on Morris Road
SE, the defendant ran straight towards him, passed the officer, and
fired two shots over his shoulder at him. The officer returned fire, but
the defendant disappeared into the tree line off Morris Road SE.
Upon canvassing the area, officers recovered a Glock 26
9mm handgun near the tree line where the defendant entered the woods.
The handgun had a 31 round capacity magazine inside, with 23 cartridges
remaining. On Morris Road SE, near where the officer was pursuing the
defendant, multiple cartridge casings were recovered. Two of those
cartridge casings matched the cartridge casings inside the magazine of
the Glock 26 9mm recovered from the scene.
The defendant was ultimately apprehended by Seventh
District officers in the woods shortly after the events took place. The
MPD officer identified the defendant on scene as the man who shot at
him. The defendant was placed under arrest, and has remained in custody
In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Liu and Chief
Newsham commended the work of those who investigated the case from the
Metropolitan Police Department. They also expressed appreciation for the
work of Victim Witness Advocate Elsa Maltese and Assistant United
States Attorney Kimberly Paschall, who investigated and prosecuted the