A 22-year-old York City man will spend two to four years in state prison for his role in a gang-related shooting that killed 21-year-old Kyle Westry on the first day of summer last year.
In a negotiated plea, the victim's former gang associate, Larry Alvin Jones III, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated assault in exchange for the state prison deal.
The state dropped first-and-third degree murder charges for Jones, but another of his former gang associates will stand trial for the homicide in September. Prosecutors said Antonio Donnell Wormley was more directly involved in the June 21, 2012, shooting, but they declined - with the trial pending - to say who fired the fatal shot. His charges include criminal homicide and third degree murder.
A third man was also arrested. Wajh S. Jamison, 20, was charged with reckless endangerment and gun-related charges, but not the homicide.
Background: On the afternoon of the shooting, Jamison and another man were at the Basement Barbershop at the corner of West Princess and South Pershing Avenue when four members of the city's south-side crew, including Westry, Wormley and Jones, walked in and surrounded Jamison, police said.
All six men were told to leave the shop, and the confrontation continued outside, with Jamison backed up against a nearby building, police said.
The four south-side associates were Westry, Wormley, Jones and Westry's half-brother, Laquan Beatty, according to charging documents. During the ensuing shootout, at least four people involved fired guns, according to police.