Jury Convicts, Dawhan Archible Bloods Gang Member of Murder, Robbery, and Drug Trafficking Charges
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (STL.News) A federal jury convicted a Washington, D.C. man today on charges of murder with a firearm, robbery, and conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine.
According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on January 15, 2017, Dawhan Archible, 27, and his co-conspirators, murdered Luke Michael Dudley, 23, with a firearm in the aftermath of a drug deal. Archible is a self-proclaimed “bloods boss” and admitted he has been in the Bloods gang since he was 13 years old.
“Today’s verdict represents justice for victim Luke Dudley and his family, who will forever endure the unimaginable pain and heartache of losing him,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “EDVA remains steadfast in our fight against all forms of violence, and we are grateful to our prosecutors and law enforcement partners for their tireless commitment and dedication to this case.”
On the morning of the murder, Archible traded heroin for cocaine, which he then traded with Dudley for what he believed to be Percocet pills. Following the drug transaction, Archible learned that Dudley had provided him fake drugs instead of Percocet.