Man sentenced for murder of Houston rapper Mr. 3-2


HOUSTON – A man found guilty of shooting and killing a prominent Houston rap artist was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

Vincent Depaul Stredic, 40, was convicted of murdering 44-year-old Christopher Barriere, most commonly known as Mr. 3-2, Nov. 10, 2016, at the Exxon station at the intersection of Sam Houston Tollway and Rockwell Boulevard.

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Stredic and Barriere had been friends, the Harris County DA's Office said. The deadly encounter happened when the two drove to the gas station with two other men. 

An argument between Stredic and others in the vehicle led Stredic to retrieve a shotgun from the trunk of his vehicle and shot Barriere in the side of the head, officials said. 

A second person was shot in the face and was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. A bystander was also hit in the leg by one of the bullets, police said at the time.