YAKAMA, Wash. - A Toppenish man was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison, plus an additional five of court supervision, for shooting a firearm at a residence.
Damien T. White, 21, pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during a crime of violence back in January.
According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Justice, White was an enrolled member of the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation, as well as an associate of the Sureno criminal street gang.
White had pulled out a firearm, aimed, and shot at the residence, the statement said. Though multiple people were inside at the time, there were no injuries.
The incident was reported to police by community members who were fed up with the gang-related violence.
“The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington commends the law enforcement officers with the Toppenish Police Department, the Yakama Nation Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives who investigated this case,” said Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, in a statement.
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