St. Louis man sentenced in bus driver shooting in vengeance

5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Saturday, October 28 2017 Oct 28, 2017 Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:34:38 AM CDT October 28, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a bus driver in retaliation for his brother's killing has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 23-year-old Marqwon Strickland was sentenced Friday in the September 2017 shooting of Melvin Chandler.

Strickland was convicted of pulling alongside the bus and shooting Melvin Chandler, who was driving a Metro Call-A-Ride shuttle.

Prosecutors say Strickland shot Chandler to avenge the killing of Strickland's brother a few months earlier. Chandler, who survived multiple gunshot wounds, testified that he killed Strickland's brother, Marquis Strickland, in self-defense.

The shots did not injure anyone else on the bus.

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