Connecticut man pleads guilty to accidentally shooting pal

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to killing his best friend accidentally during a drive-by shooting.

The Connecticut Post reports that 23-year-old Terrell Evans will be sentenced to 15 years in prison in exchange for his plea Tuesday to first-degree manslaughter and other charges.

Evans was to go on trial in the May 2017 death of Kyree Kennedy, and his plea deal did not sit well with the victim’s family.

Prosecutors say Evans shot the 22-year-old Kennedy in the head while the two were targeting another vehicle.

Police say Evans fired from the front passenger seat across Kennedy and out of the driver’s side window and when Kennedy turned his head, he was struck.

Kennedy’s father told the judge he thought Evans should get a life sentence. Sentencing is May 3.


Information from: Connecticut Post,

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