MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local man accused of opening fire inside a community center gym filled with children has been sentenced to 78 months in a federal prison.
In addition, Marcus Dotson will have to serve three years of supervised release that starts after the jail time.
In February 2016, Dotson and a 14-year-old entered the Riverside Community Center gym looking for a 16-year-old.
Witnesses said inside were several children between 6 and 10 years of age who were getting ready to play a game of basketball.
Police said at some point Dotson got into an argument with someone in the bleachers, pulled out a gun and fired once.
Thankfully one was injured in the shooting.
The 28-year-old was taken into custody two weeks later.
State charges are still pending.