William Hogan Pleads Guilty in Shooting Death of Robert Spencer

William Hogan pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the September shooting death of 21-year-old Robert Spencer.

Police found Spencer on Sept. 17 at 10:22 p.m. on the 100 block of Irvington Street Southwest suffering from a gunshot wound. Spencer was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m.

Hogan was arrested 12 days after Spencer died.

According to arrest documents, a person told police that they saw Hogan, also known as “Goose,” walking with a shotgun near 134 Irvington Street, SW. The witness told police Hogan saw Spencer, pointed the gun and fired one shot.

An autopsy concluded that Spencer was shot with buckshot ammunition.

In an interview with police, Hogan admitted to shooting Spencer and said that he had “discarded” the shotgun, according to a proffer of evidence.

The maximum sentence for second-degree murder while armed is 40 years, Judge Ronna Beck said she will wait for sentence recommendations from counsel. Hogan is expected for sentencing with Judge Beck Jan. 10, 2014.

Plea documents have been added below.

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