HOUSTON – A 20-year-old man from Houston was ordered to go to state prison following his conviction for stealing a car and one for discharging a firearm during a riot, announced the US Attorney, Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Keiffer Frederick Edwards pleaded guilty on September 23.
Today, US District Judge Keith Ellison ordered Edwards to serve 71 months for car theft. He also received a 120-month suspended sentence for the firearm charge that must be served consecutively to the underlying car theft charge. The full sentence of 191 months will be followed immediately by five years of supervised release.
On April 28, the victim drove his car to a gas station located at 407 Farm to Market Road 1960 in Houston. While they were in the parking lot, Edwards approached and tried to get into the driver’s door of the killer’s car. After a brief struggle, Edwards shot the victim multiple times, then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. Law enforcement caught him a short time later.
The deceased is said to have 18 gunshot wounds, but doctors treated him, and he survived.
Edward has been and will remain in custody awaiting transfer to the US Bureau of Prisons for evaluation in the near future.
The FBI, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Mont Belvieu and Houston Police Departments and the Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation. Deputy US Attorney John Michael Lewis is prosecuting the case.