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41-year-old sentenced for shooting of ex-wife’s boyfriend

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 41-year-old Indianapolis man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the shooting of his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Marion County prosecutors said Wednesday.

A jury found Jermaine Jackson guilty last month of attempted murder, carrying a handgun without a license and three counts of criminal recklessness, and he was sentenced on Monday in Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division 3.

According to the investigation, Jackson on Jan. 20 ran up to a parked minivan outside residence in the 2700 block of North Graham Avenue and fired multiple shots at close range into the driver’s side window. The shots struck the driver multiple times in the east side shooting at the Beechwood Garden Apartments, off 30th Street between North Arlington and North Ritter avenues.

“Jackson’s ex-wife and three young children were seated in the back of the minivan and were not injured,” prosecutors said in a news release. “After Jackson ran off, the woman immediately drove the victim to a hospital where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.”

Jackson was located and arrested Jan. 30 in the Chicago area.

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