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Man sentenced for 2014 killing in South Natomas

A man convicted of murder for a fatal shooting outside a South Natomas home has been sentenced to 72 years to life in prison.

A Sacramento County jury in December found Sean Kelly, 20, guilty of second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of 39-year-old Romainia Tyson. The jury also found that Kelly used a firearm in commission of the crimes. Kelly was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Matthew Gary.

In April 2014, Kelly and Tyson were involved in an argument in which both displayed firearms, authorities said. On the morning of April 23, 2014, Kelly was hanging out at a barbershop operated out of the garage of a home in the 1300 block of Pebblewood Drive in South Natomas. Tyson and a friend drove by, turned around and parked in front of the driveway of the home. Tyson then got out of the car and headed up the driveway toward where Kelly was seated.

Kelly took his gun from his waistband and began firing, striking Tyson a number of times, killing him, authorities said. Tyson’s friend, who was driving the car, was struck in the arm.

Kelly then fled and was arrested the next day.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy