CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for his role in a brawl that left a man dead.
On the second day of his murder trial last month, Quinton Webb, 27, admitted to shooting Daviantae Dunham, 29, in the head after the brawlers had dispersed.
Webb agreed to an eight-year prison term for the Class C felony. In return, the state agreed to dismiss the murder charge.
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Webb was one of six men charged in the case, which evolved from a July 12, 2012, incident in a parking lot at 3583 Guthrie St. in East Chicago.
In the plea deal, Webb admitted to telling co-defendant Chauncey Hackett to leave the area. Webb then walked toward Dunham, recklessly aiming his gun at the man. The gun discharged, striking Dunham in the head.
Hackett, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of obstruction of justice. The remaining defendants admitted to criminal recklessness.