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Man gets 18 years in prison for shooting at cookout in 2015

December 11, 2018

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a Taunton man who shot another man at a cookout in 2015 has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison.

Lorenze DaVeiga pleaded guilty Monday in Fall River Superior Court to multiple charges including manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old DaVeiga killed Marques McCassie in a shootout at a cookout at McCassie’s cousin’s home in Taunton in June 2015.

According to the DA’s office, evidence showed McCassie was also armed and fired at DaVeiga, hitting him four times.

Both were transported to different hospitals, and McCassie later died at a hospital in Taunton while DaVeiga underwent life-saving surgery.

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