A Youngstown man convicted of voluntary manslaughter was sentenced Monday.

Louis Littlejohn, 65, was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in the shooting death of 27-year-old Charles Pargo.

The sentence included six years for voluntary manslaughter and a three-year gun specification. Prosecutors say Littlejohn has already served about four years since being arrested in September 2017.

Littlejohn was convicted of shooting Pargo while he was holding Littlejohn's grandson. Police say the shooting happened after an argument over who should have custody of the boy.

The child was not hurt, but police said there was blood on his clothing.