Man pleads guilty to manslaughter after argument over dog

WASHINGTON — A D.C. man plead guilty to charges stemming from a 2014 shooting death in Southeast following an argument over a dog, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Rickey Jones, 22, is facing up to 10 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter after he shot Kirk Perry, 50, 13 times.

Jones and Perry had gotten into an argument over Perry’s dog in the 2400 block of Elvans Road in Southeast. During the argument, Jones said, “I got a 4-5 with an extended clip for your dog.” Perry then went to a laundromat.

When Perry returned, Jones was standing outside Perry’s apartment. Perry went to the parking lot to try to resolve the issue with Jones, where Jones ended up shooting him with his pistol. Both men were armed at the time. Two of the gunshot wounds were in Perry’s back.

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 22.

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