Man sentenced for murder of DC teen shot 15 times

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A 22-year-old D.C. man has been sentenced to 41 ½ years in prison for the 2010 murder of a 17-year-old boy in Southeast.

Joshua Andrews was found guilty in April of first-degree murder while armed and assault with intent to kill while armed for the death of Durand Lucas.

Police say Andrews wanted revenge, thinking that Lucas has shot at him on a prior occasion, and ambushed the victim outside an apartment building in the 1600 block of W Street SE.

On June 4, 2010, the day before the murder, Andrews explained exactly how he was going to kill Lucas. He found out where he could find Lucas, armed himself, and went to that location, according to police.

Early June 5, 2010, police say Andrews saw Lucas go into the apartment and waited for him outside the door to the building. When Lucas and a friend left the building, Andrews jumped out from the shadows in the corner and shot at both men, according to police.

When the two victims tried to flee, police say Andrews's co-conspirator jumped out from around the corner of the building and began firing. Lucas tried to run away, but was shot in the leg. After the victim fell to the ground, police say Andrews and his accomplice leaned over Mr. Lucas and continued to fire at point-blank range, killing him.

The victim was shot a total of 15 times, including three times in the back of the head. The second man was shot twice, but managed to escape.


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