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Rochester man sentenced for fatal sports complex shooting

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 22:35:13-04

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Andre Lewis has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for shooting his mother's ex-husband two years ago.

According to the District Attorney, on April 29, 2017, the 41-year-old engaged in an argument with his former stepfather during a girls' basketball game. It took place in the lobby of the Niagara Frontier Sports Complex on Meyer Road, in West Seneca.

The victim, 54-year-old Robert Echols of Rochester, punched Lewis in the face while Lewis was holding his 14-month-old daughter. Lewis then pulled out his licensed pistol and shot Echols twice. Echols died from his injuries.

Lewis was indicted on one count of murder. He has been sentenced to 5 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.