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April 16, 2013 3:09 PM

In May of 2011 MPD officers responded to a shooting on Gammon Lane.  The victim - Derwin Hakins - died shortly after officers arrived.  A significant number of MPD personnel responded to investigate, and detectives identified Victor McKeavin as the suspect.  McKeavin was arrested about five months later in Atlanta by U.S. Marshalls.

Last month McKeavin was sentenced to 30 years (20 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervison) for the crime.  The sentencing judge commented on the impact McKeavin's crime had on the victim's family, the community, and the responding officers.

The investigation and prosecution of a homicide takes a massive amount of time and effort, and this case is just one example of the fine work done by MPD personnel on a regular basis.  While the initial incident in these types of crimes typically attracts a great deal of public attention, the resolution might not happen for years and generally occurs without much fanfare or media coverage.    

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