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D.C. Man Gets 10 Years for Dog-Related Shooting

WASHINGTON (CN) - A 22-year-old Washington, D.C., man was sentenced to a decade behind bars for shooting and killing a neighbor after first threatening his dog.

Rickey Jones aka Heritage Rickey Jones was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for the shooting death of a 50-year-old man, according to District of Columbia U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips.

On Nov. 30, 2014, Jones and Kirk Perry got into an argument about Perry's dog, prosecutors say. Jones, 22, reportedly said, "I got a 4-5 with an extended clip for your dog."

Perry came back to his apartment from a nearby laundromat about three hours later and was told by a mutual acquaintance that he should talk to Jones, according to a press release from Phillips' office.

The two men had a conversation shortly after midnight in the parking lot of the apartment complex where they both lived, Phillips said. Both were carrying guns.

"Jones, armed with a pistol, fired at Mr. Perry and Mr. Perry was struck multiples. When Mr. Perry fell to the ground face down, Jones continued firing his weapon," according to Phillips.

Jones shot Perry a total of 13 times and he was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty last October to voluntary manslaughter and carrying a pistol without a license. His plea agreement stipulated a 10-year sentence.

Judge Robert Morin accepted the plea on Friday. After a decade in prison, Jones will be placed on five years of supervised release.

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