3rd man sentenced in fatal Columbia Heights shooting

The third and final man charged in connection to a fatal 2020 shooting in Columbia Heights has been sentenced.

Cashmere Smith, 23, was sentenced Monday to more than 10 years (128 months) in prison for aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Charles Ray Mosby, Jr.

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Previously, 21-year-old Dominic Smith was convicted of second-degree murder in Mosby’s death and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Also, 24-year-old Brandon Kron was sentenced to three years in prison for aiding an offender after the fact.

According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement was called to a reported shooting outside a strip mall in the 4600 block of Central Avenue at around 10:36 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2020. There, officers found Mosby suffering from several apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital but died a short time later.

Surveillance video showed several men loitering in the area. The complaint states Smith grabbed a gun and gave it to Kron before Mosby arrived. Then, when Mosby left, Sampson was given the gun and shot Mosby several times despite there not being any apparent conflict.