- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A Syracuse man will spend at least 40 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of an apartment complex resident who refused to let the gunman in to collect a drug debt.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/1GCO2RO ) that Jerami Lozada was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life for the November 2012 shooting of Andrew Doyle outside the John Lawrence apartments in Syracuse.

The 24-year-old was sentenced to another 15 years for an illegal weapon charge.

Richard Doyle, the victim’s nephew, described his uncle as a peaceful person who was “shot in the head for standing up to a drug dealer.”

Prosecutors had the option of combining Lozada’s gun sentence with his murder sentence. They decided to keep the charges separate to give Lozada more time in prison.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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