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Man guilty in 2007 fatal shooting in Clearwater

Gaylord Shaw was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2007 shooting.

Gaylord Shaw was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2007 shooting.

LARGO — A 21-year-old man was found guilty of second-degree murder late Thursday night in the 2007 death of a Clearwater man.

A judge sentenced Gaylord Shaw to 45 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of the murder charge along with a count of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Shaw was convicted in the shooting death of Michael Scott, 23, who was shot to death in a car in Clearwater on Oct. 8, 2007. Scott's brother, Antonio Scott, was seriously injured in the shooting.

Last year, Allan Burney also was found guilty in connection with the shooting and was sentenced to life in prison. Burney was convicted of second-degree murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder and shooting into a vehicle.

Before the shooting, Burney had made a name for himself making DVDs that showed street antics and violence called Da Hood Gone Wild.

The DVDs showed street brawls, drug deals, naked girls and cars cruising in the North Greenwood neighborhood of Clearwater.

Prosecutors said Burney, who had a MAC-11 machine pistol, and Shaw, who had a .357-caliber revolver, fired into a gold Dodge driven by Michael Scott. His brother was in the back seat when the shooting started at N Betty Lane and Springdale Street.

Police said the shooting followed a weeks-long dispute between two groups of people.

Shaw's trial lasted two days.

Man guilty in 2007 fatal shooting in Clearwater 04/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 23, 2010 7:22am]
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