A 28-year-old man who shot and killed an Aurora man over a $ 20 argument was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Jacob A. Shockey was convicted Tuesday by Arapahoe District Court Judge Michael Spear, according to prosecutors, of the death of 44-year-old Terrence G. Davis.
Arapahoe District Attorney
On August 24, 2017, Davis was shot three times in an alley in the 1400 block in between
According to a press release, Boston and Chester Streets are right on East Colfax Avenue.
In October 2017, an arrest warrant was issued for Shockey, a licensed gang member. On October 30, 2019, an Arapahoe County jury found him guilty of second degree murder.
“In this case, a vicious murderer who ruthlessly took the life of another man will spend a long time in jail,” District Attorney John Kellner said on release. “That won’t bring the victim back, but hopefully it will bring some relief to his family.”
Evidence in the case showed Shockey was mad at Davis over a $ 20 argument. During Tuesday’s sentencing, Davis’s family members spoke virtually to the judge asking for a maximum sentence. The penalty range was 16 to 48 years in prison.
“Without thought or remorse, he viciously murdered my brother,” the victim’s sister told the court. “I will never be able to forget what this animal did and what it took from my family.”
“I had to stand in the void and do everything I can for our children,” said the mother of Davis children. “It’s not fair for someone to take someone else’s future. … My children and I are still hurting. “
Shockey, with a criminal record in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Colorado, was on parole in Adams County for vehicle theft at the time of the shooting. He was being held in Denver Prison when the murder warrant was issued. In June 2018, Shockey pleaded guilty to a first degree attack in Denver and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The condemned Arapahoe County is under ongoing trial after the Denver case.