Charlotte man sentenced after deadly shooting in 2016

Shelton Kimble 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man who fatally shot a man from behind during a 2016 argument has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office said in a news release that 49-year-old Shelton Kimble was tried for first-degree murder. He was found guilty as charged Friday.

In January 2016, Kimble and 45-year-old Tyrone Matthew Burch became involved in a physical altercation outside a restaurant in Charlotte.

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The fight was broken up, and Burch left the scene on foot, heading down an adjoining street.

Kimble retrieved a revolver from his vehicle, followed Burch and shot him from behind. Burch suffered five gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.