YORK, Pa. — Two men have been sentenced to long prison terms in a fatal drive-by shooting almost three years ago in central Pennsylvania that police said was part of a dispute between rival city gangs.
Twenty-two-year-old Elvin Mateo Jr. and 20-year-old Durell Cotton Jr. were both convicted of first-degree murder in the October 2013 shooting that killed 21-year-old Jordan Breeland and wounded another man in York.
A York County judge on Monday sentenced Mateo to life in prison without possibility of parole plus 20 to 40 years. Cotton, a juvenile at the time of the slaying, was sentenced to 65 years to life.
Neither addressed the court. Mateo told loved ones “Stay strong baby, I’ll be back.”
Cotton is also awaiting trial in a double homicide last summer in York.