Teen Sentenced In Mass Shooting

2010 Shootings Came After Summer Celebration

A teen charged in a mass shooting after Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration in 2010 was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison and two years of community corrections.

Shamus Patton agreed to a plea deal last month in which he agreed to plead guilty to most of the charges he faced.

Patton was 17 when he was arrested in July 2010 on 14 adult charges connected to the shootings of nine people, all between the ages of 10 and 19.

As part of the agreement, Patton, now 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of battery, criminal recklessness, criminal gang activity and carrying a handgun without a license.

The state agreed to drop a sentencing enhancement on the criminal gang activity charge.

The plea deal dictated that the judge could sentence Patton to no more than 10 years in prison. He already has served one year in the Marion County Jail.