Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man After a Dispute



Defendant Pleaded Guilty to First-Degree Manslaughter

          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a man on a Williamsbridge street after lying in wait for him.

        District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant, who knew the victim, hid behind a car, waited for the victim to get closer, then ran up and shot him three times. The senseless gun violence left a 22-year-old man dead.”

         District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Travis Proctor, 28, of 732 East 217 Street, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Ethan Greenberg. The defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree Manslaughter on February 20, 2020.

According to the investigation, the victim, Zhala Davenport, 22, was walking near 729 East 213 Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. on July 5, 2017. The defendant, who had had an earlier dispute with the victim, was in the area and hid behind a vehicle. When Davenport got closer, Proctor rushed up to him and shot him multiple times. The victim sustained injuries to his torso and hand. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Miras, Counsel in the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division. District Attorney Clark thanked Detective Mark Moccia of the 47th Precinct and Detective Robert Klein of the Bronx Homicide Squad for their assistance in the investigation.

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