FORT MYERS, Fla. A 19-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a man driving along Summerlin Road was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday.
Dalvon Lawrence, of Fort Myers, was convicted of negligent manslaughter and a weapons offense, both felonies, in the March 2016 death of Friedrich “Fritz” Timmerman, 43.
Lawrence, then a student at Cypress Lake High School, was removed from class and arrested Sept. 1, 2016.
The prosecution and defense finished presenting their closing arguments around 10:30 a.m., and the six person jury deliberated for more than four hours.
Lawrence told a witness he was smoking and drinking near a basketball court when he randomly shot at a vehicle driving by on Summerlin Road, according to Lee County Sheriff’s deputies.
Following the shooting, Timmerman’s vehicle careened before hitting a concrete wall near the Whiskey Creek community.