VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A 22-year-old Norfolk man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a fatal 2019 shooting at a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven.
According to a release from the Commonwealth's Attorney's office, Malik Brown received 25 years in prison for second degree murder and use of a firearm, as well as five years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On March 4, 2019, Brown shot Malcolm Jones at close range during a verbal dispute in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven on Virginia Beach Boulevard. Jones died at the hospital later that day.
Following the shooting, Brown threw the gun he used off the Campostella Bridge and fled the area with his girlfriend. He was later arrested in Waverly, Virginia.
Brown's prior record includes convictions in Norfolk for robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and malicious wounding.