Man admits to string of violent crimes, faces 200 years

November 30, 2018

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to committing a string of crimes that involved multiple robberies and shootings.

The Hour reports that 21-year-old Tyreik Gantt, of Stamford, pleaded guilty this week to a dozen felony offenses including two counts of armed robbery and attempted murder. He faces more than 200 years in prison for the crimes.

Prosecutors say Gantt and a co-defendant robbed two Chinese food delivery drivers and shot one after stealing and burning a car in January 2017. Police say the pair shot at a rival gang member and wounded a man in a convenience store the same month.

Gantt also faces a murder charge in the shooting death of 18-year-old Shane Slinsky.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 27.


Information from: The Hour, http://www.thehour.com

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