DC Man Stares at 55-Year Prison Term for Pistol-Whipping and Shooting Men in Restaurant Brawl

Washington, D.C. — A Washington, D.C. resident, 29-year-old David Lee Brown III, is looking at the possibility of a 55-year prison sentence following his conviction on charges of attempted voluntary manslaughter, first-degree assault, and use of a handgun. The charges stem from a violent incident at Clyde's Restaurant in Chevy Chase that occurred on November 14, 2022.

According to law enforcement officials, Brown III was at Clyde's Restaurant when he became embroiled in a heated argument with a woman. As tensions flared, several individuals came to the woman's defense, leading to a physical altercation.

Authorities reported that during the confrontation, Brown pistol-whipped one man and shot another outside the restaurant. The brawl then spilled inside, causing employees to flee for safety.

Both victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Brown III is now awaiting sentencing, scheduled for November 20, where he could potentially face up to 55 years in prison for his involvement in the violent altercation.