HOUSTON - A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of a prominent Houston rapper known as 'Mr. 3-2'.

According to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Vincent Depaul Stredic, 40, was convicted in the November 2016 murder of Christopher Barriere, 44. Barriere was shot in the parking lot of a gas station off Sam Houston Parkway

Testimony revealed that the two men had been friends. On the night of the shooting, Stredic and Barriere drove to the gas station with two other men, according to the DA's office. An argument broke out between Stredic and the other men and ended with Stredic retrieving a shotgun from the trunk of his car. He then shot Barriere in the side of the head.

“This is the kind of senseless violence that troubles so many people within our community,” Assistant District Attorney Dave Brucker said.

His nickname, Mr. 3-2, is drawn from his first name starting with the third letter of the alphabet and his last name with the second.