Man convicted of Boston road rage shooting

Deonarine Ganga, 31, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the April 2017 shooting of Joey DeBarros, 21.

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man has been convicted of fatally shooting another man during a road rage incident.

Deonarine Ganga was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the April 2017 shooting of 21-year-old Joey DeBarros in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. He was convicted after a weeklong trial and on the first day of jury deliberations.

The 31-year-old Ganga faces mandatory sentence of life prison at sentencing Wednesday.

The Suffolk district attorney’s office says the shooting was sparked by a “chance encounter and verbal exchange in traffic,” leading Ganga to fire multiple shots from a passenger’s seat of the car he was in.

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Ganga was identified as the shooter through eyewitness accounts, surveillance video and cellphone records.