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DC man pleads guilty to killing taxi cab driver

Thursday - 2/13/2014, 6:00pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Washington man has pleaded guilty to killing a taxicab driver in 2013.

Ercell Overton pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder in the death of driver Solomon Okoroh of Glenarden, Md.

Prosecutors say police officers were on patrol in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood on June 4 when they heard a gunshot and saw a taxi pass them. As it passed, police officers heard the sound of a second shot. The taxi then hit a parked car. Police say Overton fired at officers before he was captured. The plea agreement calls for him to spend 25 to 28 years in prison.

A telephone message left Thursday for a man listed as Overton's lawyer was not immediately returned.

Overton is scheduled to be sentenced on April 25.


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