- 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.


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



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