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Two guilty pleas in gunfire that hurt tourist last year

1 year 7 months 4 days ago Tuesday, March 19 2019 Mar 19, 2019 March 19, 2019 7:19 AM March 19, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Nola.com

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two people have pleaded guilty in connection with gunfire that wounded a New Orleans tourist last September.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says in a news release that the gunman, 20-year-old Byron Wilson, and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Derrion Robinson, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated battery.

Wilson also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to five years in prison. Robinson was placed on three years' probation.

The release says they were among a group involved in a dispute on the afternoon of Sept. 23. Prosecutors say Wilson fired a gun. He missed his intended target, but one shot struck a bystander in the thigh.

Robinson was charged for encouraging the shooting. The release says their plea agreements were approved by the victim.

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