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Chester Man Sentenced To 19-38 Years In Jail For Near-Fatal Shooting

(Credit: Delaware County DA)

(Credit: Delaware County DA)

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MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) – A Chester man has been sentenced to 19-38 years in prison for a near-fatal 2011 shooting.

Brian Randolph, of Chester, was found guilty of attempted murder and similar charges stemming from the near-fatal shooting of Hakeem Smith that happened at the intersection of Kerlin and 14th Street in Chester in Nov. 2011.

According to testimony, the shooting was related to a disagreement between the two men about a relationship with the same woman. Smith said the two men had engaged in a conversation on the phone before the shooting on Nov. 21st. After reaching his home on Kerlin Street, Smith testified that Randolph told him to come outside. Randolph then pulled out a gun and shot Smith in the back. While Smith was on the ground, Randolph then pointed the gun at Smith’s head and shot him in the face and jaw before fleeing the scene.

Randolph was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and was found guilty by a jury on Nov. 9, 2012 for attempted murder, aggravated assault and gun charges.

He was sentenced to 19-38 years in jail on Monday.