St. Louis man sentenced in bus driver shooting in vengeance
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.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com