Wed. 7:40 pm: Youngstown man pleads in fatal Liberty shooting

WARREN – A Youngstown man took a plea deal Wednesday and received a 14-year prison sentence in the January shooting death of a Webster man who was staying at a Liberty hotel.

Assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Christopher Becker described William Shakoor, 21, as “a defendant in an unfortunate shooting death over a drug deal gone bad.”

Shakoor pleaded guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay to charges of involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault. Both charges carried firearm specifications, which McKay merged into one, giving Shakoor a mandatory three-year sentence that will be served consecutively with the 11 years he received for the other two convictions.

Shakoor was one of two men involved in the shooting death of Michael Dalton, 40, who was shot in the leg in the early morning hours of Jan. 27, after fleeing a car driven by Shakoor near the Days Inn off Belmont Avenue in Liberty.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.