This is article was originally published on GoErie.com by Madeleine O’Neill on November 20, 2017
An Erie resident who fired shots and was struck in the foot during an April shootout in east Erie was sentenced to a minimum of nearly a decade in state prison Monday.
Davon A. McLaurin, 27, received nine and a half to 19 years in state prison for his involvement in the shooting and for a drug charge in a separate case.
The sentence, from Erie County Judge William R. Cunningham, was in the standard range of state sentencing guidelines.
Erie police said surveillance video from a Kwik Fill gas station in the 1100 block of East Lake Road showed McLaurin firing multiple shots from a handgun at about 1:43 a.m. on April 30. Bullets struck two occupied vehicles and a nearby residence, according to the criminal complaint. McLaurin was also struck in the foot during the exchange.
McLaurin was on supervision in a 2013 drug case at the time of the shooting and was not permitted to possess a firearm because of a prior felony conviction. He pleaded guilty in October to a second-degree felony count of person not to possess a firearm, a third-degree felony count of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and a second-degree misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment.
Smith is also charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old De’Andre Carter at the Ultra View Lounge, 901 W. Fourth St., about 20 minutes before the shooting at the Kwik Fill. That case is also pending.
Smith told investigators that the shooting at the Kwik Fill involved a dispute over a woman, according to information presented at his preliminary hearing.