CLEVELAND — A 26-year-old man, convicted of shooting a pizza delivery driver to death in 2015, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Thursday, according to Cuyahoga County prosecutors.
Tyrone Leegrand, 26, was found guilty of murder, felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon, having weapons under disability and tampering with evidence.
On June 11, 2015, Leegrand called for a pizza to be delivered to a residence near Bridge Avenue and West 59th Street. Delivery driver Michael Prock, 41, arrived at the residence and parked his car on the street.
Leegrand approached his vehicle and brandished a handgun. When Prock drove away, Leegrand fired several shots at his vehicle and injured Prock. He lost consciousness, causing his car to veer off the side of the road and strike a tree, prosecutors said.
Prock, who had a gunshot wound to his upper back, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
After the shooting, Leegrand admitted to his girlfriend that he killed someone and showed her the weapon he used. He also made the same confession to another friend, according to prosecutors. Both of the women testified to the confessions during the trial.
A gun found inside his Akron apartment matched the shell casings recovered at the shooting.
While serving a three-year prison sentence in 2016 for robbing a 76-year-old Cleveland woman, he talked about the shooting with relatives.
Leegrand will be eligible for parole after 18 years.