A jury deliberated 27 minutes before finding a Jacksonville man guilty in the 2009 murder of another man.
Shawn Shanks was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Willie Bell III. He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In August 2009, Shanks got into a verbal argument with Bell at a car wash on McDuff Avenue on the Westside. Two friends who were with Shanks tried to convince him to leave the area and end the argument. Shanks refused.
The then-40-year-old pulled out a handgun and shot Bell one time in the face. Bell, 44, died at the scene.
Shanks argued he shot Bell in self-defense.
"It's been three long years for Mr. Bell's family. I am happy that the family now has some closure with this verdict," said Assistant State Attorney Jeff Moody.
A three-time convicted felon, Shanks has convictions for two counts of burglary and one count of possession of cocaine.
He faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced in October.