- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A Fairbanks teenager involved in a shootout during an attempt to rob a drug dealer has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1DP4QGR) reports 17-year-old Chester Clifton Fields Jr. fired a 9mm handgun that hit a man whom he and an accomplice were trying to rob.

Cross was 16 on Feb. 25 when he and 21-year-old Isaiah Cross entered an apartment at Wedgewood Resort. Fields carried a pistol and Cross carried a BB gun.

Prosecutors say a man inside the apartment shot Cross several times. Fields fired at the shooter and a bullet lodged against the man’s spine.

Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Crail says Fields is lucky the man did not die or he would be facing a murder charge.

Fields pleaded guilty to robbery.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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