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Teen sentenced to prison for role in drive-by shooting

March 7, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teenager who police say provided a gun used in a fatal drive-by shooting in Connecticut has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

The Hartford Courant reports that 19-year-old Dominic Pipkin was sentenced after he previously pleaded guilty to accessory to assault, conspiracy to commit assault and possession of a pistol without a permit.

Prosecutor David Zagaja says Pipkin gave the gun to Deykevious Russaw knowing it would be used to shoot at rival gang members.

Zagaja says the 2017 shooting in Hartford killed 63-year-old Jeff Worrell, who was sitting on a park bench and not the intended target.

Pipkin’s attorney says his client is remorseful for his role in the man’s death.

Russaw is awaiting trial on a charge of murder.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com