A 21-year-old fromAberdeen was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than 12 years in prison for armed carjacking, prosecutors said.

Tyrone Moore was sentenced to 147 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy, carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence, according to a statement by the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

In November 2007, Moore and two others used a gun to force a victim standing outside his SUV to give them his car keys, the statement said. The incident took place near the intersection of East 39th Street and Hadley Square West, in Baltimore's Guilford neighborhood, a few blocks north of the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, the statement said.

Moore took the victim's keys and drove the vehicle away, prosecutors said. It was found parked in the Perrywood Gardens apartment complex about a week later and contained clothing with Moore's DNA. Five of Moore's fingerprints were found on a passenger-side door. In addition, the victim identified Moore from a photo array.

Moore admitted at Thursday's sentencing hearing that he was a gang member at the time of the incident, according to authorities.

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