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Man pleads guilty in gas station gun battle that killed 2

May 14, 2019

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man charged in a deadly three-way shooting at an eastern Pennsylvania gas station that started as a road-rage incident has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Kareem Sanders will serve 10 to 20 years in a state prison as part of a plea bargain with Lehigh County prosecutors. He entered his plea Monday.

The February 2018 shooting left two men dead. Authorities say the gun battle started after a fender-bender in which one car fled the scene. The gunfire ensued during a confrontation later at the gas station.

Authorities say 36-year-old Danny Cancel and Sanders’ 28-year-old friend, Cassieam Hicks, were killed in the shootings. Sanders was wounded and was arrested after he went to a hospital for treatment.

Sanders initially said the shooting was in self-defense.

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