Crime Watch 8

Man sentenced in connection with robbery that turned deadly

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A man was sentenced Tuesday for his involvement in a robbery that turned deadly in 2016.

Shawn Hammons agreed to a plea deal and will spend 20 years in prison.

Hammons and Damian Coleman were both arrested in March last year for the killing of 55-year-old Shannon Kitchens as they tried to rob him during a drug deal in McCordsville.

Prosecutors said the two suspects planned to rob Kitchens during a drug deal, but ended up shooting and killing him. In court documents, investigators said Hammons admitted to panicking and dumping Kitchens’ body in Hancock County.

Coleman is awaiting trial later this month.

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