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Akron teen gets 22 to 26 years in prison for shooting that injured 4 people

Posted at 4:38 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 16:38:04-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 19-year-old man from Akron will spend the next two decades behind bars for a shooting that injured four people last year.

According to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office, the teen, Jaylin Preston, was sentenced to 22 to 26 years in prison by Judge Tammy O'Brien after previously pleading guilty to four counts of felonious assault on Feb. 4.

The shooting happened on May 8, 2019 on Sylvan Avenue in Akron. Authorities say that Preston was walking with a friend when a vehicle stopped nearby due to a mechanical issue. Preston fired multiple rounds at the vehicle, injuring its three occupants as well as the friend he was walking with.

“This was a serious incident. Four people were shot including one person in the head. He suffered significant, life-altering injuries. Jaylin Preston deserves to be held accountable for what he did. The community is safer with him behind bars,” said Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

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