Germantown man sentenced to life without parole after Mt. Airy murder conviction

 Police on the scene after Nafis Armstead was shot in Mt. Airy. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Police on the scene after Nafis Armstead was shot in Mt. Airy. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

A 21-year-old Germantown man learned Friday that he will spend the rest of his life in prison after a sentencing hearing that followed his conviction in the July 2012 murder of Nafis Armstead.

According to court documents, Brian Tootle was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the first-degree murder conviction. He was additionally sentenced to 20-40 years for conspiracy to commit murder and 4.5-12 years on weapons charges.

At around 8:30 p.m. on July 27, 2012, two men were shot on the 200 block of East Sharpnack Street in Mt. Airy.

Armstead was shot seven times and pronounced dead at 8:58 p.m. less than a half hour later at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

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