WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man has been convicted of fatally shooting two brothers as they sat in a car.

The Palm Beach Post reports that 31-year-old Alton Johnson was found guilty Thursday of two counts of second-degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces up to life in prison at a March 28 sentencing.

Prosecutors say Johnson ambushed Ricardo and Antwon Terrell on a Belle Glade street in February 2016, using a rifle to fire 31 rounds into their vehicle.

Defense attorneys say Johnson was acting in self-defense, because Ricardo Terrell had threatened to kill Johnson and his family.

Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.