Man convicted on manslaughter charge for 2015 Portsmouth homicide

(Photo: Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth jury convicted a 35-year-old man charged for the 2015 shooting death of Toneio Burden.

Quintin Lee Hardy was found guilty of a voluntary manslaughter charge on Monday.

Burden was shot four times by Hardy last May, and was pronounced dead at the scene of Vermont Avenue and Commerce Street. Hardy was later arrested in December by U.S. Marshals near Washington, D.C.

Th two men  reportedly knew each other. Officials say the incident started when Burden approached Hardy at a 7-Eleven parking lot about an $80 debt. After Hardy made a call to his girlfriend to bring the money, Burden went back inside the 7-Eleven store.

He came out a short time later to find that Hardy was driving away from the store on Hartford Street. Burden then got into his car and followed Hardy to Vermont Avenue.

Burden cut off Hardy at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Commerce Street. Officials say Hardy pulled out a gun on Burden, who began running down Vermont Avenue.

Officials says Hardy emptied the gun he was carrying, and shot Burden four times.

The jury has recommended a 10-year prison sentence for Hardy, who is set to be formally sentenced on July 12.

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