- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A jury has convicted an Orangeburg man in the shooting death of a man in Charleston nearly three years ago.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported (https://bit.ly/1hbF9o5) that 30-year-old Devin Jamel Johnson was found guilty Thursday in the shooting death of 22-year-old Aakeem Smalls.

Police say Smalls was killed at an apartment complex in June 2011.

Circuit Judge Markley Dennis sentenced Johnson to 36 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Johnson thought Smalls owed him money and staked out Smalls‘ girlfriend’s apartment. Police say Smalls left the apartment and Johnson met him at the bottom of the stairs and fired four shots.

Johnson had said he was in Orangeburg all day when Smalls was killed but later said he walked up as a stranger shot Smalls.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com


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