GREENBELT – A 24-Year-old District of Columbia man pled guilty Tuesday in U.S. Federal Court to robbery and attempted murder of a security guard at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
According to officials from the United States Department of Justice, Jamal Ulysses Green, 24 of the 3400 block of 22nd Street SE, pled guilty to a commercial robbery and to using, brandishing and discharging a gun during a crime of violence.
On Sept. 8, 2016 around 2 a.m., Green, along with another man who police are still searching for, attempted to steal three small safes from the loading dock area of a building next to the conference center.
During the robbery, a security guard confronted the two suspects, who were both armed with handguns, and was shot. He was transported to a trauma center in critical condition suffering from gunshot wounds to his arm and chest.
Green and the other suspect fled on foot with three safes, but with the help of a Prince George's County Police Department K-9 unit, Green was located in the woods near a church across University Boulevard. Police said they also located the safes and a semi-automatic gun loaded with a magazine by a loading dock.
Green faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the robbery, and a mandatory 10 years and up to life in prison, consecutive to any other sentence imposed, for using, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled sentencing for July 12 at 2 p.m.