Plea deal for man who triggered panic at D.C. Pride parade

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Aftabjit ‘DJ’ Singh and Melissa Duffy were at the center of a melee in Dupont Circle during June’s Pride parade. (Washington Blade photo by Lou Chibbaro Jr.)

A man charged with wielding a BB gun in Dupont Circle during the Capital Pride Parade on June 8 that triggered a panic, prompting organizers to abruptly end the parade agreed July 29 to a plea bargain offer by prosecutors that could result in his case being dismissed.

Aftabjit “DJ” Singh, 38, agreed to an offer by prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of Possession of a Destructive Device and Attempted Threats to Do Bodily Harm.

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Man gets 6 months for 2013 St. Pete Pride BB shooting

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Clearwater – A Tampa Bay man has been sentenced to six months in jail for shooting a gay man with a BB gun during a gay pride parade last summer.

A Pinellas County judge sentenced 21-year-old Cornelius Davis on April 30. He pleaded guilty to felony battery. He initially faced a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

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