LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster County man has been found guilty of a shooting death at his Sadsbury Township home last year.

Lucas Newnam, 32, was convicted by a jury Friday of first-degree murder for shooting 22-year-old Julius Dale.

District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office said Newnam faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole when he’s formally sentenced Aug. 9.

Newnam and Dale formerly lived together at a home in the 300 block of Creek Road, near Christiana, and the two were arguing May 27, 2016, before a witness saw Newnam walk out of the house with a shotgun.

The witness said when Dale came to the doorway, Newnam threatened to shoot him then fired a shot that struck Dale in the chest.

Newnam then hid in a wooded area until his arrest the next morning.

Prosecutors said Dale was armed but did not draw his gun from its holster and made no threatening movements toward Newnam.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.