Man sentenced for robbery that ended in murder

Police said George Gay was arrested for robbery on November 6, 2012 and placed in the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility. On November 9, he was charged with the homicide of Brehon. (Photo by Virginia Beach Police Department)
Police said George Gay was arrested for robbery on November 6, 2012 and placed in the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility. On November 9, he was charged with the homicide of Brehon. (Photo by Virginia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach man will spend 18 years behind bars for several offenses stemming from a robbery that ended in gunfire and death.

Jordan Jamale Austin was arrested in Chesapeake on November 16, 2012 with the assistance of Chesapeake Police Department's SWAT Team. He had nine outstanding warrants to include robbery and murder. (Photo by Virginia Beach Police Department)
Jordan Jamale Austin was arrested in Chesapeake on November 16, 2012 with the assistance of Chesapeake Police Department’s SWAT Team. He had nine outstanding warrants to include robbery and murder. (Photo by Virginia Beach Police Department)

Circuit Court Judge William R. O’Brien sentenced 21-year-old George Shashawn Tyree Gay on Tuesday to 63 years in prison, with 45 years suspended, according to Macie Pridgen with the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

The sentence comes after Gay pleaded guilty to and was convicted of second degree murder, malicious wounding, robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Pridgen said the Commonwealth’s evidence could prove that on September 2, 2011, Gay and co-defendant Jordan Austin robbed a man at gunpoint in the Bridle Creek apartments. They took Terrance Scott’s cell phone, sneakers and hat before leaving the scene.

Scott also left the scene, but returned with a group. Austin, Gay and three others also returned. As Scott and his group were leaving, Austin and two other gunmen sprayed gunfire at them.

Antone Brehon was killed instantly and Antoine Owens was shot in the head, suffering a permanent injury, Pridgen said.

Austin was found guilty of first degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, robbery, two counts of conspiracy and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is scheduled to be sentenced September 10.

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