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Elgin man sentenced to 55 years for 2015 murder

William Ingram was convicted of fatally shooting 20-year-old Devonte Turner in Elgin in April 2015.

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William M. Ingram was sentenced to 55 years in prison for a murder in Elgin Nov. 15, 2019.
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A man who shot and killed a 20-year-old in 2015 in west suburban Elgin was sentenced to 55 years in prison Friday.

A jury found 32-year-old William M. Ingram guilty of first-degree murder in September for shooting Devonte Turner on April 30, 2015, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

William M. Ingram
William M. Ingram
Kane County state’s attorney’s office

Turner was a passenger in his friend’s car when Ingram snuck up and shot him twice in the head with a .40-caliber handgun in the 1200 block of Fleetwood Drive in Elgin, the state’s attorney’s office said.

He died from his injuries at a hospital, the state’s attorney’s office said. Prosecutors believe Ingram mistook Turner for a different person.

Ingram will have to serve 30 years for the murder as well as a 25-year enhancement for personally firing the gun, the state’s attorney’s office said. He will begin serving his sentence after completing a 15-year-sentence for a 2014 drug offense.

In 2017, Ingram was found guilty of trying to sell cocaine near a church in Elgin.

“Mr. Ingram is a known drug dealer, receiving the first of several drug convictions in 2007,” State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement. “He was given multiple opportunities to stop his criminal lifestyle, but instead became more violent. Guns and criminals inevitably result in death or prison. With this sentence, Mr. Ingram will have a long time to think about his poor decisions, and the missed opportunities to turn his life around.”

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