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Man sentenced to 10 years for University Park Mall shooting

Justin Hicks
IPB News

Twenty-three-year-old Dazhon Howard was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for a deadly shooting that sent shoppers fleeing for safety inside the University Park Mall.

Howard was also given a suspended 7.5-year sentence after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter plea for killing 23-year-old Delaney Crosby inside the mall in September 2020.

Howard reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after his March trial ended with a judge declaring a mistrial when jurors said they were deadlocked.

Howard had argued that he shot Crosby in self-defense after the two got into an altercation.