Man sentenced for 2016 fatal shooting

D'Shawn Lynch at his sentencing hearing for murder.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly shooting in Trotwood will spend at least 17 years behind bars.

A judge sentenced D’shawn Lynch to 18 years to life in prison for the shooting death of 48-year-old Thomas Lee Johnson outside a Speedway gas station on Olive Road in April 2016. Lynch received credit for the 404 days he had already spent in jail.

Another person was with Johnson at the time of the shooting and drove him to the Dayton VA Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

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Lynch pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and felonious assault, one count of trafficking in controlled substances, intimidation of a witness and having weapons under disability at a hearing on May 9, 2017.

Johnson’s sister spoke at Tuesday’s sentencing hearing. She recalled Johnson as a loving brother, father and grandfather, as well as a veteran of the U.S. Army. Johnson’s sister referred to his murder as “senseless” and asked the judge to impose the maximum penalty allowed under the law. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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