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Metro-east man convicted in shooting near school

The shooting occurred near Lovejoy Elementary School.
The shooting occurred near Lovejoy Elementary School.

A man was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday in connection to a 2014 shooting that happened near Lovejoy Elementary School in Alton.

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said 27-year-old Charles D. Thomas was found guilty on one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, a Class X felony.

Alton Police Department investigated the shooting in February 2014 at the 1000 block of Tremont St.

Sentencing is set to take place following a pre-sentencing investigation, Gibbons said. The maximum penalty for a Class X felony is six to 30 years in prison with a requirement to serve 85 percent of the sentence.

News-Democrat

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