INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — An Independence man pleaded guilty to killing a man nearly five years after the crime.

Marc A. Barron pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action last week.

A judge sentenced Barron to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors charged Barron in June 2018, after a shooting at an Independence convenience store. The shooting killed Cahoone Littlejohn.

According to court documents, Independence police officers responded to the parking lot between the FavTrip Gas Station and A&M Cleaners on East 23rd Street, between South Ralston and Hardy avenues.

Littlejohn’s girlfriend told investigators that Littlejohn almost hit Barron while backing up in the parking lot. The two men got into a fight when Barron walked out of the store. At some point, Barron pulled a gun, firing more than a dozen shots.