Davis pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday during a hearing in Bibb County Superior Court. He was sentenced to three years in prison followed by seven years on probation. Davis also must pay a $500 fine.
Had the case gone to trial, one of the surviving two friends would have testified that he heard Davis say, “Damn, my gun went off,” after Howard had been shot, Halvorson said.
Jurors would have heard evidence that an impression was found in the back of Howard’s seat, he said.
But they also would have heard about how Davis later dropped the gun used in the killing while running from police after he was identified as a suspect. When an officer picked up the gun, it discharged, shooting the officer in the hand, Halvorson said.
A GBI lab technician tested the gun and found it to be in proper working condition, he said.
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I'll bet this guy was arrested right away. Besides being black, which is one of the surest ways, he accidentally shot his friend in the back and ran from the police. Then, as if that wasn't enough, one of the arresting officers was so incompetent, and dare I say, bumbling, that he shot himself in the hand with poor Sharonte's gun. That's what I call having a bad day.