BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for opening fire on two cars, leaving one person dead.
A Polk County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jerry Pride Jr. on Wednesday. He was convicted last week of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Authorities say 20-year-old Tibious Peterman was driving one car and three friends were in another car in April 2012 when an SUV Pride was riding in pulled up alongside them. Pride started shooting, first with a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol and then .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle.
The Ledger reports that Peterman died after being hit by a .22-caliber projectile that passed through his arm and into his chest. A passenger in the other car was shot in the leg, but survived. The other two men were not injured.