Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Felon Sentenced for Possessing Firearm Used in Gilpin Court Shooting
RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, on February 19, 2021, T'Mar Green, 23, and another person were approached by law enforcement officers in Gilpin Court. When the officers asked if they could speak with them, both individuals began to run from the officers. While running, Green pulled out a firearm that he had in his possession and threw the loaded firearm near one of the residential buildings in the 100 block of St. James Street. Officers then detained Green and recovered the firearm.
After officers recovered the firearm, they were able to link it to a shooting which occurred on February 16, 2021, also in Gilpin Court. On that date, Green and others engaged in a shootout where Green shot and wounded another person with the same firearm he possessed on February 19, 2021. The victim was treated for his injuries at a local hospital. Green was previously prosecuted in State Court for the shooting.
Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Michael Weddel, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge David J. Novak.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen E. Anthony prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:22-cr-15.