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Carpentersville man sentenced to 18 years in prison for shooting

Bryson T. Crenshaw
Bryson T. Crenshaw

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

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