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Man gets 15+ years for drive-by shooting that wounded 2-year-old girl

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on April 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
April 29, 2011 4:29 pm

A 35-year-old man convicted of shooting a 2-year-old girl during a Tacoma road rage incident last year has been sentenced to 15 years, nine months in prison.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper handed down the sentence to Sauni “Johnny” Misi this afternoon.

Misi pleaded earlier this month to first-degree assault, drive-by shooting and two counts of third-degree assault in connection with the Jan. 17, 2010, incident.

Prosecutors alleged Misi fired at a car carrying the girl and her parents after he and the girl’s father exchanged gestures and engaged in aggressive driving in the 8400 block of Pacific Avenue. The girl, who was seated in a car seat in the back, suffered an injury to her thigh.

Misi could have been sentenced to up to 19 years, three months, under the standard sentencing range.

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