Demarcus Martel Melvin of Charlotte was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday after a jury found him guilty of murdering 28-year-old Terrence Mingo in 2013.
Superior Court Judge Forrest Bridges sentenced Melvin, 25, after the jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In May 2013, Melvin and Mingo got into an argument at a Charlotte gas station, according to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office.
Mingo left and went to a relative’s home in Charlotte. He soon called 911, telling the operator that a car had repeatedly driven by the home, according to the district attorney’s office.
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While Mingo was on the phone, Melvin approached with a gun. Mingo tried to calm the situation just before Melvin opened fire, killing Mingo, according to the district attorney’s office. Mingo died later at a hospital.