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Man Convicted In 2011 West Indian Parade Shooting Receives Sentence

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The man convicted in a Labor Day shooting during the 2011 West Indian Parade is receiving 25 years to life for the death of 29-year-old Eusi Johnson.

Leroy Webster will also serve 15 years each for assaulting police officers and criminal possession of a weapon.

The murder and assault convictions will run consecutively.

Prosecutors say Webster shot and killed Johnson after the two got into an argument. He then got into a shootout with police, and four people were shot.

"This defendant was completely out of control that night, and had little or no regard whatsoever for anyone's life that was out on that block that evening," said prosecutor Howard Jackson

"Mr. Webster is very sorry for his actions. He wishes he could take that back. There's no excuse but for his use of intoxication. He's had a hard life," said Herbert Moses, Webster's attorney.

Denise Gay, 56, was hit in the head by a stray bullet while sitting on her stoop.

Investigators later determined the bullet was not from Webster's gun.

Gay's family has a wrongful death lawsuit pending against the city.

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