Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants told the Daily Mail at the time "there is absolutely no evidence to show that he intended to kill, maim or disfigure him."
Booker pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in jail, according to court records.
He pleaded guilty in 2005 to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Donald Williams, 37, who was killed in August 2003 during a confrontation with Booker at an apartment building on Roseberry Circle.
According to newspaper archives, Booker shot Williams twice in the hallway of the apartment building. Neither man lived there and both were visiting residents.
Authorities said at the time Booker tried to rob Williams in the apartment building's parking lot months before the shooting, but Williams stopped the robbery by pulling a gun.
When they encountered each other again in the hallway, Williams punched Booker in the eye. Booker told officers he then shot him.
He served four years in prison for that offense, detectives said.
Eggleton said Thursday's incident is the city's fifth murder and the first incident of its kind on the city's East End in a number of years.
Anyone with more information can contact detectives at 304-348-6480.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.