A fatal drug-turf battle, which was recorded by a condominium complex's security videotape, triggered a first-degree murder conviction Monday for 33-year-old D.C. resident Lamont Michael Brown after a jury trial, announced Prince George's County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey, who said "violent turf wars over drug territories will not be tolerated."
On Jan. 29, 2006, Brown opened fire on 29-year-old rival Andre Williams outside the Lynn Hill Condominiums in Temple Hills, Md., in an argument over drug territory in the area. Brown fired eight shots, hitting Williams in the chest and legs who died at the scene. After the shooting, Brown ran into the condominium complex and jumped from a fourth-floor unit to avoid pursuing police officers. He was captured eight days later in Milwaukee, Wis., after he was arrested on an unrelated disorderly conduct charge. Brown faces up to life in prison without parole at his sentencing next month.