Andre Burks pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder while armed and assault with a deadly weapon for the shooting death of Antwan Boseman and wounding another man after Burks and Boseman got into an argument.
In exchange for his plea, prosecutors have agreed to recommend a 13 year sentence for the second-degree murder charge and a two year sentence for the assault with a deadly weapon charge to run consecutively. Burks was arrested in December 2013 on suspicion of a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the case.
Boseman, 24, was found on August 4, 2012, in the 800 block of Barnaby Street Southeast suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Plea documents state that Boseman was shot multiple times in the neck, back, and left knee area.
According to charging documents, one witness told police that the men were part of a group trying to resolve a neighborhood argument about an assault. The witness said that during the conversation, Burks made “references to ‘gun play’ and further altercations that would occur over the next week,” state documents.
MPD Detective Gabriel Truby testified in a preliminary hearing held March that the shooting stemmed from two fights earlier on August 3, each fight more violent than the last.
The proffer of facts states simply that Burks got into an argument with Boseman while in the 800 block of Barnaby Street Southeast. Just after 2:00 a.m. on the same day, Burks shot multiple times Boseman and shot Lavelle Riddick once in the stomach, according to the proffer.
Plea documents are attached below.