Indianapolis man who shot ex-wife's boyfriend sentenced to 35 years


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An Indianapolis man found guilty of shooting his former wife‘s boyfriend multiple times in the presence of three small children has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars.

Jermaine M. Jackson, 41, was ordered to serve his sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction after a jury found him guilty of attempted murder, carrying a handgun without a license and three counts of criminal recklessness.




According to court documents, Jackson ran up to a parked minivan on Jan. 20 and fired a handgun into the driver‘s side window, striking the driver multiple times.

Jackson’s ex-wife and three young children were in the back of the vehicle during the shooting, court documents said. They were not injured.

After Jackson fled the scene, his ex-wife drove the victim to a hospital where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

Jackson was located in the Chicago area and arrested by members of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force on Jan. 30. His jury trial concluded on Oct. 27.

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