Jamaican in US gets 35 years for shooting man in Kroger store

Jamaican in US gets 35 years for shooting man in Kroger store

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for shooting another man three times inside a Kroger supermarket in Fort Wayne, United States.

Marr Brown, 33, learned his punishment Monday after a jury in November convicted him of attempted murder and criminal recklessness in the December 19, 2018, shooting at a Kroger store on Fort Wayne's north side.

Brown had argued he shot James Walker, 48, because he thought Walker was going to kill him.

Allen Superior Court Judge David M Zent also ordered Brown to pay US$38,400 in restitution and to stay away from Walker,The Journal Gazettereported.

Brown told the jury Walker had threatened several times to kill him since the two met at a barbershop three years ago. Their feud apparently stemmed from a financial dispute that prosecutors tied to a drug deal. Brown claimed Walker owed money to some individuals he had introduced to Walker.

Brown said he always carried a gun and received his lifetime carry permit when he was 18, two years after he came to the US from his native Jamaica.

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