Fairview Heights man convicted of first-degree murder

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A 24-year-old Fairview Heights man has been convicted of first-degree murder of a 17-year-old.

Sybohnn S. Eubanks was convicted of shooting 17-year-old Tramond Davidson in the head, with the intent to do bodily harm and causing his death.

For that action, St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricevic sentenced Eubanks to 25 years in prison on Friday. The shooting occurred in the 1600 block of 49th Street in Washington Park on May 1, 2013.

The victim and his brother were together when the defendant fired a gun into their vehicle, according to police.

“Over the past three years, this area of Washington Park and Landsdowne has endured very deadly illegal gun activity, with too many young men possessing firearms illegally,” said St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly. “Illinois State Police and the metro-east police assistance team, since August, has begun to focus on this specific type of activity. Tramond’s parents loved him deeply and tried to keep their son from such violence. They want nothing more than to stop the killing and to stop others from pulling the trigger.”