Photo Courtesy of Springfield Police Department

Sentence Announced for Man from Springfield Accused of Downtown Shooting

A man from Springfield will spend over a decade in prison on charges stemming from a shooting downtown that injured one person.

20-year-old Kerry Brooks was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon after investigators say he shot another man in the foot in a parking garage on August 28 of last year.

He was arrested and charged two weeks later, on September 15.

Police saw video footage of the incident, where a person who appeared to be Brooks was carrying a handgun. The suspect pointed the handgun at a vehicle, forcing the driver out of the car.

At that time, another car pulled up with multiple people coming to the scene to assault the victim. Brooks then shot the man in the foot before fleeing the scene.

When authorities arrived, the victim was the only one at the scene.

The man told investigators Brooks asked to use a vape pen, but he said no.

Brooks was sentenced to 14 years in prison, seven for assault, four years for armed criminal action and three for assault.

The sentences will be served consecutively.

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