CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland man was sentenced to 10 years for his role in a 2020 shooting that left one person dead and two others injured.
Isiah McCarver appeared in front of a Cuyahoga County judge on Tuesday morning for sentencing.
“If I could rewind time, I’d change things, but I can’t,” said McCarver.
The 24-year-old was initially indicted on nine felony counts in connection to the April 2020 triple shooting.
He eventually pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault, and discharge of a firearm near prohibited premises as part of a plea deal.
“I don’t feel that I’m innocent... I honestly just feel that I feared for my life at the moment,” McCarver added.
Detectives and prosecutors said McCarver fatally shot 24-year-old Germaine Smith Jr., who was identified as a bystander by detectives.
County prosecutors presented surveillance video from the gas station that shows the moments the three victims were shot at and hit by bullets fired from McCarver’s gun.
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The two others victims were wounded by gunfire during the shooting at the Marathon gas station on Euclid Avenue, but both did survive.
McCarver was ordered by the judge to serve post-release control, or probation, following his release from prison.