Off-Duty Officer Who Pleaded Guilty to Two Counts of Second-Degree Murder Sentenced to 25 Years

According to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, “Today in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD, the Honorable Michael Mason sentenced, defendant, David Hall Dixon, 42, of Takoma Park, MD, to 25 years in prison. Dixon pleaded guilty on September 14th, 2023, to two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of 38-year-old James Johnson and 32-year-old Dominique Williams, and one count of first-degree assault for shooting at a third victim.

This stems from an incident on the morning of April 7th, 2021, when the defendant fired gun shots at a vehicle in the parking lot of his apartment building located along the 7000 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park, striking two of the occupants. Dixon told police that he believed the people inside of the vehicle had been attempting to break into a parked van. The defendant was an off-duty Police Officer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Assistant State’s Attorney George Simms are prosecuting this case.” Featured image courtesy of Google Maps.

David Dixon
Dominique Williams
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