A Buffalo man who was convicted by a jury in December as an accomplice in a fatal July 2018 shooting has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 15 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
In December, an Erie County Court jury found 25-year-old Jamal Young guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the July 14, 2018, shooting death of Dion Donald, as Donald sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked at a gas station on the corner of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue on the East Side.
Prosecutors said 28-year-old Montek Mastin of Buffalo shot Donald, and Young was the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene of the shooting.
Young and Mastin stood trial together.
Mastin was found guilty of second-degree murder, and he faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced by Case on March 4.