Bronx man sentenced to 25 years for revenge ambush slay

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Bronx man sentenced to 25 years for revenge ambush slay

Travis Proctor is pictured with his lawyer Toni Messina during his sentencing at Bronx Supreme Court Monday morning.(Luiz C. Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) A Bronx gunman was sentenced Monday to 25 years in jail for the ambush shooting death of a roommate he lured to a store to settle a dispute, officials said.

Prosecutors said Travis Proctor, 28, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree manslaughter in the 2017 sneak attack on Zhala Davenport, 22, who was killed as he walked along E. 195th St. near Decatur Ave. in Fordham Manor on a summer morning.

Officials said Davenport was walking along the street at 6:30 a.m. on July 5, 2017 when Proctor, hidden behind a vehicle, emerged, rushed behind the victim and shot him several times.

Davenport, who suffered wounds to his torso and hand, stumbled into a nearby deli, where he died, police said.

“It was premeditated,” said the victim’s mother Messalina Clark. “He put a hit on him. Someone lured him to the store.”

“He took my son for no reason,” Clark said in an impact statement before her son’s killer was sentenced. “He knew my son wasn’t violent because they were roommates. I’m a woman of God and I knew God would take care of it and justice has been served.” Messalina Clark (right) and her daughter Zhachamia Clark are pictured outside Bronx Supreme Court Monday after the sentencing of Travis Proctor for the murder of Messalina’s son, Zhala Davenport.(Luiz C. Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) “It was just the wrong […]

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