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Gunman in Fatal Shooting of College Grad in Harlem Sentenced to 19 Years

Matt Shaw, who graduated in May from LeMoyne College in upstate New York, was talking with friends when a bullet pierced his abdomen, killing him



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    A New York City man who pleaded guilty in July to manslaughter in the shooting death of a recent college graduate has been sentenced to 19 years in state prison.

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says Wednesday Khalid Rahman was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision in the fatal shooting of Matt Shaw. Rahman also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

    The 21-year-old Shaw was killed in Harlem last July. He was talking with friends on the corner of 130th Street and Lexington Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, when the bullet pierced his abdomen, killing him.

    Shaw had graduated that May from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

    Vance says Rahman opened fire on a group of people in the street, hitting a parked before shooting Shaw in the back as the graduate started to run.

    Rahman's attorney Daniel Scott called the case tragic but declined comment any further.

    Shaw was set to begin a master's program in economics at SUNY Albany in the fall.

    "He was a good kid," his mother Paula Shaw-Leary told the Daily News at the time. "He studied hard."

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