Shooter sentenced to 25 years
Posted October 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm in News
A 22-year-old man will serve a 25-year prison term for shooting a USC student in the chest at a party in September 2011, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District Attorneyâs Office.
Tyson Tyree Smith was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to one count of attempted murder and admitting to using a firearm.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg dismissed a second attempted murder charge and two counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, according to the statement.
Officials said the shooting took place at about 1 a.m. on the first story of a two-floor apartment on the 1200 block of West 37th Place. The shooting occurred on Sept. 4, 2011. Smith has stayed in custody since he was charged Sept. 15, 2011.
Smith fired one round and hit two students, both of whom survived. The bullet first hit a female student in the hand before hitting a male student in the chest.