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Three men sentenced to jail time for killing AU alum Matthew Shlonsky

Shlonsky was murdered in Shaw in 2015

The three men convicted of the 2015 killing of AU alumnus Matthew Shlonsky were sentenced on Aug. 13.

Judge Juliet McKenna of the D.C. Superior Court sentenced 22-year-old Andre Dudley to 18.5 years in prison. Markus King, 22, will spend 17.5 years behind bars and Christopher Proctor, 28, received the lightest sentence of the trio with 14 years.

All three pleaded guilty in June to involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon.

Shlonsky’s family fought in court for longer sentences for the three men than had been agreed to in a plea deal with prosecutors, according to However, their requests were denied by the judge.

Shlonsky was killed the night of Aug. 15, 2015 while walking to a friend’s going-away party at restaurant near 7th and S streets. An Uber dropped him and friends off at the location just moments before Shlonsky was shot near the Shaw-Howard University Metro stop in Northwest D.C.

According to The Washington Post, Dudley was sitting at the curb in a stolen burgundy Chrysler 300 and was engaged in an argument with rival gang members, who were standing on the sidewalk, that took a fatal turn. All three drew their guns, but only Shlonsky was caught in the crossfire.

Active in campus life, Shlonsky was a member of the men's club ice hockey team, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, the Kennedy Political Union and American Way of Life magazine. He graduated from the School of International Service in 2014 with a degree in international studies and started his career with Deloitte Consulting.

The killing was part of a summer surge in violent crime across the District during 2015. That summer also claimed the life of another young AU alumnus, Kevin Sutherland, 24, who was fatally stabbed while riding the Metro on July 4. Sutherland’s killer was sentenced to 35 years in prison last February.

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