A Scott County jury on Monday convicted a Davenport man in the February 2017 shooting death of Lasabian L. Walker.

David Lee Levy Jr., 28, who originally faced the more serious charge of first-degree murder, was found guilty of second-degree murder, a Class B felony, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class D felony.

He faces up to 55 years in prison when he is sentenced March 21. 

Levy’s trial began Jan. 29.

At 9:49 p.m. Feb. 17, Davenport police were dispatched to the 600 block of East Locust Street in reference to a shooting.

Officers found Walker, 33, of Rock Island, laying on the front yard of 625 E. Locust Street. He was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, where he was pronounced dead.

Witness told police that Levy argued with Walker and a woman in the front yard and that he pulled out a loaded handgun and shot Walker several times, according to court documents.

Levy was found a few blocks away. The handgun used to kill Walker also was recovered, according to court documents.

In court documents filed by his court-appointed attorney in September, Levy maintained that he acted in self-defense.