Eight years behind bars for man who shot child playing near his car

Judgement day for the 55-year-old Cleveland man accused of shooting an 11-year-old girl because she was playing too close to his car.

On June 10th, Cleveland Police responded to a complaint of a juvenile who had been shot in the chest on East 118th Street.

The 11-year-old victim had been with a group of other juveniles near Charles Dubose's car when he yelled to the juveniles to get away from his car. Dubose then fired a 9mm semi-automatic pistol from his porch in the direction of the children who were running down the street from the defendant's home.

The victim was shot in the chest and collapsed moments later. The victim was taken by EMS to MetroHealth Hospital where she was treated for a gunshot wound to the right ribcage and a lacerated liver.

On September 6th, Dubose pleaded guilty to felonious assault with 1 and 3 year firearm specifications. Tuesday he was sentenced to 8 years in prison, 5 years for the crime and 3 years for the firearm specifications.  He faced a maximum of 12 years in prison.

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