A Criminal Court jury also convicted defendant Stevie Williamson of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
His bond was revoked and he will be sentenced on June 21 by Judge Lee Coffee. The verdicts were returned late Thursday.
The incident occurred on Oct. 17, 2015, at a gathering of people on South Parkway East at Texas Street where Williamson got into an argument with several people. Witnesses said Williamson punched one man in the face and that when another man tried to intervene Williamson pulled a revolver and shot him in the chest.
The 47-year-old victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, but survived his wound. Williamson later turned himself in and told police of his involvement.
He has prior convictions of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Kevin McAlpin of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.