MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — 30-year-old Victor Gray, found guilty following a jury trial in the shooting death of Dominic Baker has been sentenced in the case against him.
Victor Gray pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of first degree reckless homicide, and a felon in possession of a firearm charge — but a jury found him guilty on both counts.
Dominic Baker was shot and killed on August 3rd, 2013 — in the 600 block of W. North Avenue.
For his role in the fatal shooting, Victor Gray was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 15 years of extended supervision on the reckless homicide charge, and five years in prison, and five years of extended supervision on the firearm charge.
Those sentences are to be served consecutively — so Gray will spend a total of 30 years in prison, and 20 years on extended supervision.
A criminal complaint filed against Gray says a police officer in the area of N. Martin Luther King Drive and North Avenue early on August 3rd observed a group of people in the street — one of them suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
A Fire Department med unit arrived at the scene, and pronounced Dominic Baker dead at the scene.
An autopsy determined Baker died from loss of blood following a gunshot wound to the chest.
At the scene, in the 600 block of W. North Avenue, an officer found a baseball cap that was seized, and sent to the Wisconsin Regional Crime Laboratory.
The results of a DNA test revealed that DNA on the baseball cap matched that of Victor Gray.
A lineup was held, and a witness to the shooting identified Gray as the person he observed shoot Dominic Baker.
That witness told police he was at a bar in the 600 block of W. North Avenue when a fight ensued outside the bar. During the course of the fight, the witness says he observed Victor Gray pull out a gun, aim it at Dominic Baker and shoot Dominic Baker in the chest.