D.C. Man Gets 15 Years For Simms Place Birthday Celebration Shooting

Washington – Daniel Geter, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced on Monday to 15 years in prison on charges stemming from a shooting outside an apartment building in Northeast Washington, D.C., announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu.

Geter was found guilty in March 2019, following a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, of charges of assault with intent to kill while armed, aggravated assault while armed, and related firearms offenses. He was sentenced by the Honorable Robert Okun. Geter will be placed on five years of supervised release following his prison term.

According to the government’s evidence, on March 17, 2018, at around 9:30 a.m., the victim and other friends gathered outside 1219 Simms Place NE to celebrate a birthday. Geter, who was dating one of the victim’s friends, arrived and criticized his girlfriend’s clothing. The victim verbally defended her friend. Geter approached the victim, pulled out a Ruger .380 semi-automatic handgun and fired six shots at the victim. Geter walked away while continuing to shoot at the victim. The victim was struck three times in the leg, piercing her femoral artery. After receiving immediate medical attention on scene from responding officers, the victim was hospitalized, lost copious amounts of blood when she arrived to the hospital, and required multiple surgeries. The victim sustains life-altering injuries, including relearning to walk. Geter was arrested on March 23, 2018.

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