- The Washington Times - Friday, April 29, 2011

A D.C. man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday for killing a teen who tried to stop him from robbing another person, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District said.

Deangelo Foote, 21, was convicted in February of first-degree premeditated murder and various firearms offenses related to the July 2009 killing of 17-year-old Kevin Allen.

Authorities say Foote was attempting to rob one of Allen’s friends at gunpoint in an alley off the unit block of N Street in Southwest at about 12:25 p.m. on July 9, 2009. Allen came to the assistance of his friend.

After a brief struggle between the robbery victim, Allen and Foote over the gun, the friend was able to remove the magazine from the gun and walk to the end of the alley. The friend set the magazine on the ground and ran.

Foote retrieved the magazine and shot Allen seven times. Three witnesses, including one who called 911 immediately and gave police Foote’s name and a detailed description, identified him.

Foote was on probation at the time and had a GPS device on his ankle that recorded his presence in the alley at the time of the murder.

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