Man gets 18 years in teen’s shooting death in 2016

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The suspect charged in the 2016 shooting death of a teenager wil spend nearly two decades behind bars.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle announced Thursday 19-year-old Malik Richard Brown was sentenced 29 years in prison for first-degree murder — and got 11 years of it suspended.

Brown and Harold Vincent Cole, Jr. — who went by the name of “Taliban” — were charged in the murder of Gregory Delong. Prosecutors said Delong was fatally shot after Brown and Cole met him for a drug deal at an apartment complex in Virginia Beach.

Cole was sentenced to 29 years in prison in March after he was found guilty of first-degree murder.

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