Consequences of Violence: St. Louis County Man Receives 13-Year Sentence for Fatal Shooting

A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in a deadly 2020 shooting in the city’s North Pointe neighborhood. 26-year-old Marlon E. Hampton received the sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and related charges.

The October 2020 incident killed 27-year-old Staveion Durham of Black Jack. Police reports indicate the shooting happened near Switzer Avenue and Riverview Boulevard following a car crash that had already drawn a crowd.

St. Louis County man sentenced to 13 years in prison for deadly shooting following car crash

Court records show an altercation broke out after the collision where Hampton took a firearm from someone’s waistband. As Hampton fled, he fired into the crowd, prompting the disarmed man to grab another gun and return fire. The exchange resulted in Durham sustaining fatal injuries and later dying at the hospital.

Hampton avoided a trial by agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. Circuit Judge Katherine Fowler handed down the 13-year term on Thursday. Hampton also pleaded guilty to fleeing St. Louis police in a stolen vehicle downtown in September 2019, receiving a concurrent 4-year sentence.

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