Man sentenced after pleading guilty to Norfolk New Year’s Eve shooting

Posted at 8:22 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 20:22:07-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A local man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a fatal shooting that happened on New Year’s Eve.

Keyshaun Johnson

According to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, 21-year-old Keyshaun Johnson was sentenced to five years suspended conditioned upon time served (about 90 days, officials say) for involuntary manslaughter. He was also sentenced to five years uniform good behavior and indeterminate supervision.

Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter in early March. He was charged after 19-year-old Trajon Rivera was found dead inside a garage in the 3700 block of Tait Terrace early New Year’s Eve morning. Police arrived at the scene to find Rivera suffering from a gunshot wound.

Johnson was taken into custody at the scene and granted a $10,000 personal recognizance bond with various conditions, including no possession of firearms, pending sentencing.


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