Sentencing begins for man found guilty of killing woman during drug deal

Mark Patterson, Jr. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Sentencing for an Indianapolis man found guilty of killing a woman during a drug deal is happening Friday.

Mark Patterson Junior was arrested in April of 2015. 

He was found guilty of shooting and killing 24-year-old Destiny Asher in March of 2015.

Police said the two met at a gas station on East 21st Street and Arlington for a drug deal. Police said Patterson tried to rob Asher.

The two got into a gun battle, and Patterson shot in the face and Asher was hit in the head.

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