Man gets 3 years for accidental shooting that killed teen

SHARE Man gets 3 years for accidental shooting that killed teen
SHARE Man gets 3 years for accidental shooting that killed teen

A man who pleaded guilty Wednesday to accidentally shooting and killing his friend while playing with a gun was sentenced to three years in prison.

Darius Lewis, then 17, was playing with a gun on Dec. 20, 2012, when it discharged and 15-year-old Kentan Scott was shot in the head at his home in the 4800 block of West Quincy, authorities said at the time.

Scott died two days later at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the ear and ruled his death a homicide.

Lewis, now 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count each of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, both felonies, court records show. Judge William Lacy sentenced him to three years in prison.

Lewis, of the 4900 block of West Washington, will receive credit for 327 days spent behind bars since his arrest.

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