KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday after being charged with shooting and killing his brother-in-law during an argument last year at a birthday party in East Knoxville.
Ty-Ray Earl Webb, 26, was arrested in Ohio a short time after the shooting. Prosecutors said during his trial on September 16, 2015, Webb invited friends and family to his house to celebrate his birthday. Webb and his brother-in-law CJ Crowder began arguing, which led to a fist fight in front of the house.Previous story:Suspect arrested in Ohio for deadly East Knoxville birthday party shooting
The fight between Webb and Crowder stopped, according to prosecutors, but other people at the party began fighting in the street. Webb eventually came back onto the porch and fired several shots in the air. He then walked over to Crowder, prosecutors say, raised his pistol and fired three shots, hitting Crowder twice in the chest and once in the arm.
Prosecutors say Webb then went back inside, packed a bag and fled.
Webb will serve 40 years in the Tennessee Department of Correction.