A Delaware teen was found guilty by a Superior Court jury Monday of participating in a shootout in a packed Edge Moor bowling alley in January that injured six people.
Surveillance video shows LeShawn “Littles” Washington (seen below) and another man entered the First State Bowling Alley — where some 200 people were enjoying a Friday night — and after getting into some kind of argument, Washington opened fire.
At least two other groups also started shooting — it was unclear who shot first — creating a three-way crossfire, which prosecutors said threatened almost every person in the alley.
Another camera captured a 2 year old boy standing just a few feet from one of the shooters, as all the adults around dived for cover.
Investigators estimated at least 27 bullets were fired, based on shell casings, injuries and bullet holes at the business.
And it all happened “because of some stupid argument between West Side and Riverside,” said Deputy Attorney General Joseph Grubb in closing arguments Monday. It was a dispute that apparently started when someone from one group bumped into someone from the other as they passed, neither of which was Washington.
Washington was convicted of 24 counts, including assault, reckless endangering and weapons violations.
Washington now faces a minimum of 44 years behind bars and a maximum of 416 years’ incarceration when he is sentenced by Judge Peggy L. Ableman in a few months.
A third man involved in the shooting — 25-year-old Tyrone Walker — is set to go to trial later this year. At least two, and possibly a third shooter that night, have not been identified or charged.
Should he get the maximum sentence?