A Crisfield man was sentenced to life plus 35 years by a Wicomico County judge in the shooting death of a man at a Salisbury apartment complex.
Levante Javar Martin, 30, was convicted June 15 after a three-day jury trial of first-degree murder and related charges in the January 2021 shooting of Davonta Fagans at the Parkside apartment complex on Glen Avenue.
Martin was also convicted of first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, second-degree assault, firearm possession with felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, handgun on person and firearm use in a crime of violence.
K. Beckstead, chief judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Martin on Sept. 21, per a release from the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.
On Jan. 29, 2021, Martin traveled from his home in Crisfield to the Parkside complex and waited in the shadows there for more than an hour for Fagan, who arrived at about 10 p.m., the release said.
As Fagan stepped out of his vehicle, Martin ambushed him, shooting him multiple times, according to the release. Following the shooting, Martin fled to a neighboring apartment complex, where he obtained transportation back to Crisfield, the release said.
Fagans succumbed to his injuries the next day at Tidal Health Peninsula Regional in Salisbury.
"Senseless acts of violence such as we see in this case happen far too often in our community. My office and our law enforcement partners will work tirelessly to ensure the perpetrators of such violence are held to account for their actions," said Wicomico County State's Attorney Jamie Dykes.
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