A Los Angeles resident was sentenced today to 50 years to life in state prison for the robbery-motivated shooting death of a 25- year-old man in Leimert Park.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William N. Sterling imposed the term on Tyree Davion Woods, 24, who on May 9 pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and admitted that he personally used a firearm during the July 20, 2015, killing of Derron Jones.
Co-defendant Dondre Williams of Palmdale, 25, was sentenced to six years behind bars — with credit for time already served — in connection with his no contest plea to one count each of shooting at an occupied motor vehicle and assault by means of force likely to inflict great bodily injury.
Woods and Williams followed a car carrying Jones and a female passenger, and Woods cut off the victim’s vehicle, got out of his car and opened fire as Jones tried to make a U-turn.
The motive for the crime was robbery, but nothing was taken, according to Deputy District Attorney Craig Kleffman.
Jones died at a hospital later that day of multiple gunshot wounds. His female passenger was not injured.
Woods and Williams were arrested after a police chase about a month later.