- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man who opened fire on a vehicle with a family inside during a road rage incident has been sentenced to serve 10 years behind bars.

A judge called 22-year-old a Xavier Spooner a miscreant and a hooligan in sentencing him this week to 20 years, with 10 to serve and 10 suspended with probation for the July 2016 shooting.

Spooner, a gang member, pleaded guilty to felony assault, conspiracy and firearms charges.

Prosecutors say he was helping a friend move from Central Falls to Pawtucket and in a rental truck when the family’s car ran a stop sign. Spooner and three other men opened fire, striking the car. The men abandoned the truck but were tracked down.

The other men have already pleaded guilty.


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