SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man convicted of shooting and killing 19-year-old Syncere Dixon has been sentenced to life in prison.
Dixon died back on Sept. 21, 2019 in a North Sacramento-area shooting. Prosecutors said the suspect, Keondre Pratt, pulled up next to a car filled with people from a rival gang. Pratt chased after the group and then fired 10 shots at the vehicle – killing Dixon, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.READ MORE: Scott Peterson Set To Be Re-Sentenced For Murder Of Pregnant Wife
Less than a week before the deadly shooting, prosecutors said Pratt also shot 16 times at a rival gang member’s vehicle that was driving through his neighborhood.READ MORE: Person, Cat Rescued From Citrus Heights Apartment Fire
Pratt also had a prior 2018 conviction that prohibited him from owning a gun, prosecutors said.
Back in July, the district attorney’s office announced that Pratt had been convicted by a jury of first-degree murder – with the addition that it was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.MORE NEWS: Deputies Searching For Home Invasion Robber Who Targeted Mountain House Residence
On Tuesday, the district attorney’s office announced that the judge had sentenced Pratt to life in prison without the possibility of parole.