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If anyone has learned anything from this week it’s that you shouldn’t lie about guns. Dante “Little Head” Vaughn has learned that lesson the hard way—-with a jury conviction.
Yesterday, a D.C. Superior Court jury found Little Head, 29, guilty of obstruction of justice for repeatedly lying about a shooting incident in April 2008.
Little Head was shot once in the leg during a drive-by-shooting at the corner of Lincoln Road and Randolph Place NE. The shooting was right under a D.C. Police camera. When questioned by police in a nearby hospital that night, Little Head lied about the location of the shooting. He also, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, encouraged his fiance to lie to the cops. A month later, police came back to re-interview Little Head. He did not use that second chance wisely. Instead he stuck to his lies.
Little Head’s shooting, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says in a press release, was a pivotal event, one that “touched off a round of retaliation shootings.” Those shootings resulted in two deaths and more than 15 wounded.
Little Head faces 15 to 27 years in prison.
*file photo by Darrow Montgomery.