PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A man was convicted in the May 2015 shooting death of 40-year-old Tonieo Burden Monday.
Quintin Lee Hardy, Jr., 35, was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by a Portsmouth jury.
According to a press release from the City of Portsmouth, Burden was the uncle of Hardy’s sister.
The release stated that Burden questioned Hardy about an $80 debt in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven. Hardy called his girlfriend and asked her to bring the money. Burden then went into the store and the vehicle Hardy was in drove away. Burden came out of the store, got into his vehicle and followed the vehicle Hardy was in.
The press release stated that Burden cut off the vehicle that Hardy was traveling in and both men got out of the vehicles. Burden asked Hardy what he was doing but then saw Hardy had a gun.
After seeing the gun, Burden ran away from Hardy who followed after him and opened fire. Hardy shot at Burden repeatedly until he emptied his gun.
Burden suffered from four gunshot wounds and died at the scene.
Police identified Hardy as the suspect and he was formally charged on November 5.
U.S. Marshals tracked Hardy down in Springfield where he was arrested on December 14.
The jury recommended Hardy serve 10 years in prison. A judge will formally sentence him on July 12.