A Sterling man will serve just under 15 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to shooting a Manassas Park man more than a year ago.
Jamie Lee Hunter,29, pleaded guilty in January to possession of a firearm by a felon, assaulting a law enforcement officer and malicious wounding in connection to a shootout at Westgate in the Manassas area of Prince William County on Oct. 12, 2011.
He was sentenced to five years on each charge, but the sentences were suspended to 4 years and 10 months. He will serve the sentences consecutively.
Hunter was also charged with shooting and throwing a missile and receiving stolen property, but prosecutors in the case declined to pursue those charges.
Investigators said the victim was shot five times as he was sitting in a borrowed car in the Westgate neighborhood. He was able to drive himself to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and spent several days recovering.
The victim testified during a preliminary hearing in February 2012 that he didn't know who shot him, but that he feared for his life.
After hearing testimony during the preliminary hearing, Hunter's case was referred to a grand jury for indictment.
Meanwhile, charges were dismissed against Andre Waters, who was also arrested along with his cousin, Marcus Bushrod, at the scene. The disposition of the case against Bushrod remains unclear.
Investigators with Prince William County Police said the shooting was drug-related.
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