Laquan Fallen, age 24, of Albany, was sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison in Albany County Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 1.
It followed his guilty plea to manslaughter for shooting and killing 24-year-old Czsar Lewis in Albany.
According to prosecutors, the two were near Central Avenue and Robin Street on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, when Fallen shot Lewis with a handgun. He was legally prohibited from having the weapon at the time.
Prosecutors initially filed a murder charge against Fallen, who claimed the shooting was done in self-defense.
In August 2023, he pleaded guilty to reduced charges of manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.