A Carpentersville man on Thursday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting a man he thought was a gang member.
Bryson T. Crenshaw, 24, pleaded guilty to felony armed violence for an incident that took place in October 2011.
Crenshaw, armed with a handgun and seeking revenge for a previous gang fight, went to the vicinity of Berkshire Circle in Carpentersville.
He saw the victim, whom he incorrectly identified him as a rival gang member. Crenshaw fired two shots, and struck the victim in the upper body, according to a news release. Crenshaw then fled from the scene.
The victim suffered serious injuries and several hardships as a result of the shooting, the news release said.
Kane County Circuit Court Judge Karen Simpson ordered Crenshaw pay $6,000 in restitution to help cover the victim’s medical expenses.
- Joseph Bustos