MANHATTAN — An East Village man was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for shooting a 19-year-old man and then gunning down an aspiring rapper on Avenue D several months later, the Manhattan District Attorney said Wednesday.
Shaquille Fuller, 24, was sentenced in New York Supreme Court after being convicted of murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for shooting the 19-year-old while he walked down Avenue D near the Lillian Wald Houses in December 2014 and then killing 33-year-old Shemrod “Sham Da God” Isaac the following February while he walked on Avenue D near East Fourth Street.
“This Office is committed to securing the strongest possible sentences for those who engage in gun violence,” said District Attorney Cyrus Vance in a statement. “As this appropriately lengthy sentence illustrates, we will seek maximum penalties for those responsible for violent crime in order to keep our communities safe.”
Fuller shot Isaac three times in the arm and back before fleeing to New Jersey, where he was finally arrested on March 9, 2015.
He was found guilty by a jury on all the charges brought against him on April 4.
Fuller's lawyer was not immediately available for comment.