He shot two innocent people, including a 10-year-old child.
Now, Jimmy Brown has been sentenced to serve 17 years in prison for the shooting.
Back in June of 2012, Brown was riding in a car near the area of Taylor and Lexington in St. Louis.
As the car approached the intersection, Brown emerged from the sunroof, holding a gun in his right hand. He fired at the people on the street multiple times.
One man was hit in his left bicep. A 10-year-old child was shot in the abdomen.
Thankfully, both victims survived. Several eyewitnesses told police about the shooting and shortly after, Brown was arrested. Inside the home where he was arrested, police discovered four guns.
Brown is no stranger to the law. Just a few months before the shooting, he had pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, attempted stealing and other charges. He was on probation at the time of the shooting.
“The defendant had a complete disregard for whom he shot,” wrote Assistant Circuit Attorney Steve Capizzi in court documents. “In this case, he shot two innocent people who just happened to be walking down the street in their neighborhood.”
Brown was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.
ACA Capizzi recommended Brown serve 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on each of the counts, to run concurrent.
A judge sentenced Brown to serve 17 years on one count of first-degree assault, 15 years on the other count of first-degree assault, and 20 years each on the armed criminal action counts. He will be required by law to serve 14 years in prison.