A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 21 years in prison Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man nearly two years ago at the Compton Metro Blue Line station.
A jury on Sept. 12 convicted Arthur Lee Lewis of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Travon Brown Jr., 21. The jury also found gun allegations against Lewis to be true.
The shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2017. Lewis and his stepbrother Eric Roberts, 23, exited the Metro Blue Line train at the Compton station, yelling gang names and asking people what gang they belonged to, according to prosecutors and witness testimony at trial.
The duo approached Brown, Deputy Dist. Atty. Luke Sisak said, and a fight ensued. Roberts threw the first punch, Sisak said.
“These two guys went out looking for trouble, looking for violence, knowing they were going to use the gun,” Sisak ...