Sentence given in October 2014 shooting

Published 11:06 pm Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Selma man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for shooting a man last October.

Leroy Jackson was sentenced to 216 months for assault by Circuit Judge Jack Meigs.

Jackson pled guilty back in July. He was originally wanted for attempted murder.

Email newsletter signup

“We have gotten another gunslinger off the streets,” said District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Jackson, who is 20 or 21, turned himself in to authorities last October after shooting a 25-year-old multiple times near the intersection of Philpot Avenue and Lauderdale Street.

“They were acquaintances, and we believe there may have been some sort of misunderstanding,” Selma Lt. Curtis Muhannad said at the time of Jackson’s arrest..

Selma officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after midnight on Oct. 25.

When officers arrived, they heard cries for help and found the victim lying in a nearby drainage ditch, suffering from several gunshot wounds.

The victim, who was shot in the chest, lower abdominal area, groin and buttocks, named “Leroy” as the shooter. The victim was transported Saturday to the Vaughan Regional Medical Center.