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Teen pleads guilty in shooting at undercover state troopers

March 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor says a 17-year-old has pleaded guilty as an adult to attempted murder of three undercover state troopers in December 2015.

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says Quincy Shaw pleaded guilty to three counts in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence. Conviction would have carried 10 to 50 years on each count, according to a news release from Cannizzaro.

The troopers had been in an unmarked car when they spotted a stolen pickup truck, according to the release.

Cannizzaro said they called for uniformed officers to make a traffic stop, then followed the truck. Someone began shooting from the right rear seat.

Three bullets went through the windshield. One trooper was hit by shrapnel and others by broken glass.

Cannizzaro’s release said fingerprint and DNA evidence led to the arrest of Shaw and three others.

The three other suspects have pleaded not guilty and are still awaiting trial. They were identified as Robert LeBlanc, 19; Damond Scott, 18; and Anthony Crawford, 20. Each is charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder.

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