A Fort Smith man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday (Aug. 22) after pleading guilty to first-degree battery and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a December shooting.
Quincy Haymer, Jr., 25, shot Sherron Zanders near Autozone on Grand Avenue on Dec. 10, according to police. After the incident Haymer fled to Chicago, Ill., where he was arrested two days later.
Haymer also received 20 years suspended. Jury selection was underway Thursday when Haymer accepted a plea deal.
Investigators believe the fight sparked over a woman. Haymer was dating Zanders’ ex-girlfriend at the time, according to police. They believed the argument began at a nearby bank and carried over into the AutoZone parking lot.