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Louisiana man gets 40 years for fatal drive-by shooting

January 7, 2020 GMT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 25-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a man in a 2017 drive-by shooting.

Darell Lamont Bell, of Shreveport, was sentenced Monday on a charge of manslaughter, news outlets report.

Bell had originally been charged with second-degree murder in the death, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge as part of a deal, according to a Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office statement.

The victim, 18-year-old Kendarrius Henderson, was shot in the head while sitting in a car targeted by a passing motorist. A passenger in the targeted car identified Bell as the shooter.

The statement says the motive is believed to have been a dispute between Bell and Henderson over a stolen gun.