A Newport News man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison for shooting and killing a security guard during a Thanksgiving Day party in 2016.
Coleston Ryan Lewis, 28, appeared in the York-Poquoson Circuit Court on four charges, including voluntary manslaughter, carrying a concealed weapon, brandishing a firearm and shooting in a public place.
A jury found Lewis guilty of the charges in May, recommending a 13-year sentence. On Tuesday, a circuit court judge did just that.
Lewis was at a Thanksgiving party at the Country Grill, at 1215 George Washington Memorial Highway in York County, when he shot and killed security guard Richard Irvin on Nov. 24, 2016.
In prior hearings, witnesses testified that Irvin broke up an altercation involving Lewis around 2 a.m. before Lewis fired shots.
Lewis was arrested Nov. 30, 2016 in Newport News following a several-day-long manhunt.
He was initially charged with first-degree murder, but the jury reduced that charge to voluntary manslaughter after Lewis’ trial May 4.