CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The two men who pleaded guilty to shooting a Case Western University student in the stomach faced a judge on Monday morning.
Sentencing for 20-year-old Javon Williams and 19-year-old Shamar Smiley was held at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Both men pleaded guilty to multiple crimes, including aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
Smiley was sentenced to 30 years in prison, while Williams was sentenced to 13 years.
“Smiley nearly killed one victim and endangered the lives of many others during his crime spree,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “Our thoughts remain with the victim who is still recovering both physically and mentally from this senseless crime.”
According to investigators, the suspects shot the Case Western University student during an attempted carjacking in November 2018.
Police found Williams and Smiley hiding in a parking lot and a ditch near East 120th Street and Coltman Road.
When officers tried to take Smiley into custody, he fired several shots at them. He was hit by police gunfire, but was not seriously injured.
The student, who has not been identified, survived the shooting following emergency surgery.