ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of a man in January 2015.

Ramon Demery, 32, was sentenced for second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. He was convicted in August of fatally shooting Leon Rivers, 34, at a St. Louis house. Demery claimed the shooting was self-defense.

Police have said that Demery went into the home of a woman he knew and pointed a gun at her head, forcing her to flee from the home.

Authorities say Demery ordered Rivers to run and shot him in the side. Rivers died in the street. The woman and several children in the home weren’t injured.

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