Gulfport man sentenced for second degree murder
A 24-year-old Gulfport man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for second degree murder and attempted murder.
Judge Lisa Dodson sentenced Shaquil Sands to a total of 89 years for the crimes, but suspended portions of each sentence after reviewing his life expectancy data.
The charges stem from a shooting in the Crown Hills Estate neighborhood off Three Rivers Road in Gulfport on February 27th, 2016.
A witness testified that the shooting happened after he and the victim had been invited to the defendant’s brother’s home, an argument broke out, escalating when Sands shot him and another man who died from his wounds.
The man who survived was shot four times. Two of those bullets entered his back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.