Former Elmira man sentenced to 10 years, faces manslaughter charges after shooting death
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A former Elmira man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after the shooting death of another man almost a year ago.
According to WENY-TV's media partner “The Star Gazette,” Edward Baugh, 44, was sentenced in Chemung County Court on Friday for the death of Bashawn Williams, 39.
Elmira police responded to reports of gunfire around 1 a.m. on Feb. 7, 2022, where the two men were found with gunshot wounds outside a home in the area of West Sixth and Johnson streets. Both were hospitalized, where Williams later died from his injuries.
Baugh was indicted in connection with the incident after a police investigation. Officials believed he had left the area at that time, causing them to turn to the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force about his whereabouts.
Along with the local police department, marshals found and arrested Baugh in Hampton, Virginia two months later. He was extradited to New York, where he was initially charged with second-degree murder as part of a 10-count indictment.
As part of a plea agreement, Baugh pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree manslaughter. He will also serve five years of post-release supervision.
Baugh is being held without bail at the Chemung County Jail.