GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man who pleaded guilty to a January Grand Rapids murder has been sentenced to prison.
Ali Sharif Gray was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for felony firearm followed by 25 to 50 years for second-degree murder.
On the day he was set to stand trial in June, Gray pleaded guilty to shooting and killing 23-year-old Anthony Tompkins.
Authorities said Gray is an acquaintance of Tompkins who went to his Sweet Street NE home on Jan. 14 under the guise of their friendship and later lured Tompkins outside and shot him. Gray, who was 18 at the time, was arrested the next day.
Gray's unrelated armed robbery case, which was set to go to trial in September, was dismissed as part of a plea deal.
Tompkins' death was the ninth and final homicide in a string of murders within the Grand Rapids city limits between mid-December and mid-January. All but one, that of 47-year-old Robyn Griggs-Johnson, appear to be solved.
A man is in jail, allegedly connected to 14 burglaries that occurred in Cass County this month.
A sheriff's deputy car and a Michigan State Police SUV were among the damaged vehicles.
Broadmoor Avenue has reopened after it was shut down due to a four-vehicle crash in Caledonia.