A Rockville man has pleaded guilty in connection with a home invasion at a Northeast D.C. house that ended in a shootout with police, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said Friday.
Stefan Fields, 21, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of first-degree burglary while armed and assault with intent to rob while armed in connection with the Feb. 13 burglary attempt. He faces a prison term likely between 10-22 years when he is sentenced on Aug. 1.
Authorities say that at about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, Fields, along with Akeem Cayo, 21, and Dayvonne Sealy, 19, entered a home in the 1000 block of Irving Street NE. Several students of The Catholic University of America lived in the house. When Fields and the other men entered the home, there were 10 people inside.
Fields, Cayo and Sealy — armed with weapons and wearing dark clothing with masks over their faces — ordered the people onto the floor and demanded their money and property. They pointed their weapons at the victims, terrorized them and threatened to kill them.
One of the people in the house was able to call 911. As police arrived and surrounded the house, Fields and the other men noticed and tried to escape. They opened the front door and ran. During an exchange of gunfire, officers fatally shot Cayo and Sealy.
Fields surrendered, and he admitted his involvement in the incident after he was arrested.
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