JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 21-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced this week to life in prison for the drive-by shooting death of another man.
Shaheim Lomax was convicted of killing 20-year-old Spencer Winkfield.
Lomax was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent to have committed a felony act. The sentences run concurrently.
In September 2010, Winkfield and his friends were hanging out near the intersection of Liberty and East 45th streets when Lomax approached them in a vehicle. Lomax then pointed a handgun at the victims and shot several times.
Winkfield was struck twice, once in the foot and once in the back. He was taken to a hospital, where he died two days later.
Two months after the murder, Lomax was pulled over in a traffic stop by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. A loaded pistol was located under the seat inside of his vehicle, and Lomax was arrested.
Upon investigation, the gun in Lomax's car was analyzed and was found to be the same gun used in the murder of Winkfield. Witnesses were also able to identify that Lomax was, in fact, the shooter that night.