Two men plead guilty for the fatal shooting of Aubrey Dansbury

Two men pleaded guilty in court last week for the killing of 27-year-old Aubrey Dansbury last March.

Anthony Wade, 31, accepted a plea deal for for second-degree murder while armed and faces a sentence of 15 to 24 years in prison. Antwain Bailey, 47, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed and will serve a 13 year prison term.

Both men are due to be sentenced on May 19, pending the judge’s approval of the plea deal.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dansbury and Wade were arguing inside an apartment when the fight turned physical, and Wade called his uncle. The two men took the fight outside, when Wade’s uncle, Bailey, showed up and provided his nephew with a gun. Wade initially fired at Dansbury until his gun jammed, when his uncle helped unjam it. Wade then fatally shot Dansbury while he tried to seek cover in Bailey’s car.

The two men left in Bailey’s car, leaving Dansbury on the sidewalk.

Dansbury died about a week later from his injuries.


Comment guidelines:

D.C. Witness is a place where we want our community to come to remember loved ones and comment on homicide cases. These discussions often entail topics that we all personally care a lot about and will passionately discuss. But in order for discussions to thrive here, we need to set a few ground rules. Comments will be edited or deleted if they include vulgarity, name-calling, cursing or inflammatory language. Comments that include unverified information, slander, or hateful speech will be deleted. We reserve the right to edit comments to ensure they reflect the intent of the writer but make them publishable. If you believe your comment has been edited or deleted in error, please contact Jennifer Swift,