DC man sentenced to 16 years for armed carjacking at Southeast gas station

DC man sentenced to 16 years for armed carjacking at Southeast gas station

Andrew Patrick, a 38-year-old man from D.C., has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his involvement in an armed carjacking incident at a Southeast gas station last year. In September 2022, Patrick was convicted of an armed carjacking offense that carries a mandatory-minimum sentence of 15 years.

The incident took place on September 22, 2022, at a gas station on Good Hope Road in Southeast D.C. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Patrick forced a woman, who had driven her 2005 Chevy Suburban to the gas station, to surrender her keys at gunpoint. Despite her pleas for him not to harm her, Patrick pushed the victim into her vehicle, seized her keys, and drove off in her car.

Later that same day, law enforcement apprehended Patrick in the woman’s car after a license plate reader identified the vehicle’s tags when he drove through Northeast. During the arrest, police discovered an unregistered firearm in the car.

During the sentencing hearing, the victim delivered a powerful testimony, detailing the impact of the event on her life and expressing the profound emotional distress it caused her.

In addition to the 16-year sentence for armed carjacking, Patrick will serve five years for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, three years for unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one and a half years for carrying a pistol without a license, one year for possession of an unregistered firearm, and one year for unlawful possession of ammunition.

Following the completion of his sentence, Patrick will be subject to five years of supervised release.