Man sentenced to 10 years for 2018 shooting that injured two children near UMMC

The children were one and three years old at the time.

Man sentenced to 10 years for 2018 shooting that injured two children near UMMC

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Hinds County judge has sentenced the man involved in a shooting near UMMC that left two children injured November 29, 2018.

A mother and her two children were inside the car that Garner shot into. The children were one and three years old.
A mother and her two children were inside the car that Garner shot into. The children were one and three years old. (Source: WLBT)

21-year-old Alcantara Garner opened fire on a car in front of the University of Mississippi Medical Center on State Street in Jackson. The children were one and three years old at the time. One was hit in the leg, the other in the abdomen. Both survived.

Garner shot multiple times into the car. He was given three 10 year sentences for the shooting.
Garner shot multiple times into the car. He was given three 10 year sentences for the shooting. (Source: WLBT)

Garner was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Garner received 20 years for each count with 10 years suspended from each sentence to be served concurrently.

His attorney believed he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder from past violent encounters.

Garner was sentenced this past November by Judge Tomie Green. He will be on probation for three years once he is released.

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