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Proctor shooter sentenced to 20 years

Accepted plea deal in January

UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — The Utica teen who fired a gun after a Proctor High School football game found out his fate in Oneida County Court on Friday, March 15.

On Friday, Judge Robert Bauer sentenced 17-year-old Chapman to the maximum 20 years in prison. He also sentenced Chapman to five years of probation after his release.

Chapman pled guilty to firing the shot last September after the game during a fight with other students. Chapman has admitted that he was trying to shoot another teen in the incident.

However, that shot hit Proctor security guard Jeff Lynch in the back of the head. Lynch has since recovered from the gunshot wound.

Chapman accepted a plea deal for 18-20 years on Friday, January 12.

“The irony is that the man you injured was there as security. He was actively engaged in stopping the people you were there with fighting. Had you been jumped and put you in harm’s way, that man would have helped you. And you put a bullet in his head.”

Oneida County Court Judge Robert Bauer, while passing sentence on Jahlil Chapman.

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