Thirty-one-year-old Damon Stansbury was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the shooting death of Nathan Walker Jr. on Thursday.
Stansbury fatally shot Walker during a shootout in the 3400 block of Reisterstown Road on April 22, 2016. Witnesses said Stansbury approached and opened fire on Walker when he walking along Reisterstown Road. At some point, Stansbury shot Walker multiple times at close range.
Stansbury was also injured in the exchange, but survived and was later charged with second-degree murder.
In 2009, Stansbury was convicted of first-degree assault in connection with beating his then girlfriend with a baseball bat.
“The thoughtless display of violence on our streets sincerely troubles me,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a press release. “Enough is enough. The retaliatory violence in this city must stop, and this administration will not rest until it does. So, to those who perpetrate violence in our city, we will do all we can to get you off and keep your off our streets for as long as possible.”