Atlanta man convicted of murder in shooting over parking space

A 33-year-old Atlanta man, who shot a man after an argument about a parking spot, was found guilty of murder Friday.

Charles Cook was also found guilty of weapons charges in connection with the shooting death of 34-year-old Salento Winfrey on Nov. 2, 2012, according to a news release from the office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. Cook was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.

Winfrey and Cook lived in separate apartments in a rooming house on South Gordon Street in southwest Atlanta, according to the release. The two had been in an ongoing argument about sharing the driveway, and on Nov. 2, the argument turned violent.

Cook shot Winfrey twice in the back, and when the wounded man fell, Cook then stood over him and shot him in the back of the leg before fleeing the scene. Winfrey was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to the release.

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