Man gets life sentence for shooting after toddler’s memorial service

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting that happened after a child’s funeral in 2013.

Sequan Williamson was convicted and sentenced Monday, according to a news release from the office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. Williamson was found guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses for his role in the shooting death of Anthony Hollis, 29, and the wounding of a woman trying to escape the hail of gunfire.

Williamson approached Hollis in the parking lot of the Hagos Park apartments in southwest Atlanta on July 16, 2013, as people gathered to eat following the funeral, according to the release. Williamson told Hollis to leave before pulling out a gun and shooting him multiple times, authorities said. A woman standing near Hollis was grazed by a bullet as she ran from the scene.

Williamson fled with several men, but was later identified and arrested. He was found hiding in a closet of one of the apartments where the shooting happened, according to the release.