Man sentenced for death of security guard in York County

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YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of shooting and killing a security guard in York County in 2016 was sentenced in court Tuesday. 

Coleston Ryan Lewis was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his voluntary manslaughter charge, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, carrying a concealed weapon, pointing or brandishing a firearm and shooting in a public place.

Lewis was originally charged with second-degree murder, but that charge was later amended to voluntary manslaughter when he went to trial on September 7. 

Lewis shot and killed 42-year-old Richard Irvin in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 off of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17). Lieutenant Dennis Ivey, a spokesman for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, said Irvin was escorting Lewis from a tent event at the County Grill when the shooting happened.

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