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Man convicted in drive-by shooting that killed Phoenix girl

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 17:35:40-05

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in a 2015 drive-by shooting in west Phoenix that killed a teenage girl.

Maricopa County prosecutors say a Superior Court jury on Wednesday also found 21-year-old Jason Lindsey guilty of drive-by shooting and three counts of aggravated assault.

A sentencing date wasn't immediately available.

Lindsey was accused of firing a gun from the passenger-side window of an SUV at a sedan stopped at a red light in February 2015.

Authorities say the incident stemmed from an argument between occupants in the vehicles.

They say 16-year-old Niani Rayshawn Allen was shot and later died of her injuries at a hospital.

Police say Lindsey admitted to shooting at the sedan, but denied that he was trying to hurt anyone inside.