Gavel 2

A Hollis man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting and killing a Queens Village resident in broad daylight three years ago, prosecutors announced Monday.

Paul Boatwright, 23, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter earlier this month in the shooting death of Jerry Lodvill before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth C. Holder, who imposed the determinate sentence of 25 years in prison.

According to court records and published reports, Boatwright fatally shot 30-year-old Lodvill in the head and torso in February 2012 on Hollis Avenue near 205th Street across from a playground in Hollis as the victim was walking home.

“The defendant has admitted to gunning down a man in broad daylight and will now serve a lengthy sentence in prison for this senseless shooting. Gun violence in our neighborhoods will not be tolerated,” District Attorney Richard Brown said.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Popular Stories
Over 40 northeast Queens public schools ranked as top performers under New York's ESSA plan
Long Island City strip mall to get BJ’s and Burlington Coat Factory
Rego Park's Shalimar Diner spared the wrecking ball, will be moved to Long Island with assist from a 1986 Met


Skip to toolbar