JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Shaheim Hassan Lomax was convicted Thursday of a 2010 murder case, according to a State Attorney's press release.
Lomax, 21, found guilty of murder in the second degree and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent.
In September 2010, Spencer Winkfield, 20, and his friends were hanging out near the intersection of Liberty Street Boulevard and East 45th Street when Lomax approached them in a vehicle, the release detailed. Lomax then pointed a handgun at the victims and shot several times.
Winkfield was struck twice, once in the foot and back. The victim was immediately transported to a hospital, where he died two days later.
The report said, two months after the murder, Lomax was pulled over in a traffic stop and was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office when a loaded pistol was located under the seat.
Upon investigation, the gun in Lomax's car was analyzed and was found to be the same gun used in Winkfield's murder. Witnesses were also able to identify that Lomax was the shooter.
Lomax may face at least a mandatory 25 years or up to life in prison. He will be sentenced the week of July 15, 2013.
First Coast News