Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse man convicted of murdering a 20-month-old child during a gang-related shooting will spend at least the next several decades in prison.
Saquan Evans, 22, was found guilty of second degree murder in March
He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on the murder conviction and 15 years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon. He will serve both sentences back-to-back - for a total of 40 years.
According to the authorities, Evans was trying to shoot Rashaad Walker Sr. during a dispute between two Syracuse gangs. Instead of striking his target, the bullet hit Rashaad Walker Jr. The child died as a result of his injuries.
They say Evans, a member of the Bricktown gang, thought he was retaliating for the shooting death of former Henninger High School sports standout Kihary Blue.
Rashaad Walker Sr., a reputed member of the 110 gang, was recently arrested
for a Syracuse shooting but has since been released