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Man who fired gun, crashed into school bus gets prison time

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say stole a car, fired a weapon and crashed into a school bus has been sentenced to time in prison.

The News Tribune reports ( 35-year-old Sopheap Chith was convicted by a jury in 2014 of felonies including second-degree assault and drive-by shooting.

His sentence was shortened by a year Friday to 17 years and two months after an appeals court invalidated one of the convictions.

Prosecutors say Chith was driving a stolen car in 2013 when a witness saw him fire a weapon twice out of the window.

The witness began following, and prosecutors say Chith shot at the driver.

Prosecutors said Chith ran a red light and collided with the bus full of elementary school children.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: The News Tribune,

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