- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who fatally shot a rival then crashed his car from an elevated roadway to the highway below has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

Twenty-year-old Leonard Robinson was arrested in California, about a month after the November shooting in Buffalo.

He was sentenced Monday in state Supreme Court, where he pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Robinson fatally shot 42-year-old Antoin Vance in the victim’s home during an argument over money. Vance’s niece also was shot but recovered.

While fleeing, Robinson’s car plunged off a parkway and onto the Kensington Expressway below, landing upside down, but Robinson escaped. He remained at large until federal and local authorities caught up with him in Los Angeles.

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