- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a man who had an asthma attack fleeing a street shooting.

Michael Stallings had been charged with first-degree murder and could have faced life in prison. He was convicted of a gun charge.

His attorney said the murder charge was a stretch and that someone else opened fire first in a gang confrontation.

Stallings faces punishment ranging from probation to 20 years in prison at sentencing, which hasn’t been scheduled.

Prosecutors said 26-year-old Stallings started shooting at a group of men on a street in January 2012. No one was hit, but 40-year-old Kelvin Rowell had an asthma attack and collapsed. He fell into a coma and died six weeks later.

Authorities said Rowell had no connection to the gang violence.

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