Man sentenced to prison in fatal drive-by shooting of teen

May 17, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old man faces 12 years in prison for the drive-by fatal shooting of an Albuquerque teenager in 2015. Dominic Conyers' sentencing Wednesday follows his recently pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and shooting at an occupied dwelling in the killing of 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver. Conyers' defense lawyer said his client was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. A prosecutor said Conyers didn't shoot but plotted to kill a man who lived at a home which Chavez-Silver was visiting. One co-defendant is scheduled to face trial in September on a charge of first-degree murder. Another co-defendant was sentenced as a juvenile to one year in custody after pleading guilty to shooting at an occupied dwelling resulting in great bodily harm and conspiracy.