Tyrone Little has been sentenced to a total of 15 years for two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a weapon/shooting into a motor vehicle.
Prior to departing for a family reunion fish fry on June 22, 2012, Tyrone Little was asked to leave his gun at home. When Little, who had been drinking alcohol, refused, the gun was confiscated by Little’s nephew. At the family reunion, Little continued drinking. As he was being dropped off at home at the end of the evening, he became agitated and demanded the gun’s return. After it was handed back, Little began shooting at the vehicle. A bullet struck the front-seat passenger, Little’s cousin, in the back of the head. He survived the shooting.
On Jan. 13, Little pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years each for the two counts of first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon and three years each for the armed criminal action, to run concurrently, for a total of 15 years.
Congratulations ACA Orwick and team!