- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Davenport man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charged in the fatally shooting another man in 2015.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/2l8W2bV ) that 20-year-old Quantrell McDaniel pleaded guilty Tuesday in Scott County to second-degree murder in the September 2015 death of 29-year-old Brandon Smith.

Police say McDaniel shot Smith after a confrontation outside a store.

McDaniel was initially charged with first-degree murder. In exchange for his plea to the lesser count, prosecutors will dismiss a second charge of going armed with intent when he is sentenced April 12.

A co-defendant, 25-year-old Dantawn Cole, pleaded guilty last year to lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and another count. Police say he gave McDaniel the gun. He will be sentenced next month.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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