It was on December 28th of 2013 when a deadly shooting occurred at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill. Three lives were revealed to be taken in the violent incident with Kimberle Johnson, Timnarius Hamilton, & up and coming rapper, Doe B.
Darius Thomas was one of three men arrested in connection to the shooting on the night of December 28th. He would accept a plea deal in December, pleading guilty to three murders. Today (Wednesday, January 10th, 2018) Thomas was sentenced to 85 years in prison. He’s the first of the three to be sentenced in the murder case. Trial dates for Jason McWilliams and Taboris Mock, the other shooters, haven’t been set just yet. At Thomas’ trial that occurred he would apologize to the mothers of the three victims – Barbara Johnson, Torian Hamilton, and Shirley Thomas.
Thomas was wounded by gun fire also during the shooting. According to court documents the young man didn’t have any prior criminal history. Thomas’ family members would chalk his involvement in the shooting with ‘falling in with the wrong crowd’. Court documents say his role in the shooting was sparked by a bottle being thrown by him.