Shooting nets man 30 years

Published 7:59 pm Monday, October 5, 2015

A Suffolk man was sentenced in Suffolk Circuit Court on Monday to 30 years of incarceration for a December 2013 shooting.

Maurice Dontrell Boykins, 28, was found guilty of the charges in July 2014. The shooting at the Suffolk West Shopping Center on West Constance Road injured two people and damaged two unoccupied vehicles and two storefronts.

He was sentenced on charges of attempted murder, reckless handling of a firearm, malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious shooting at an occupied building, destruction of property and shoot, stab, cut or wound.

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While awaiting sentencing on those charges, Boykins allegedly assaulted two jail officers with a piece of a razor blade when they attempted to move him from one cell to another. One of the officers received a gash about 4 to 5 inches long on his cheek and required treatment at the hospital.

Boykins is set for trial in February on those charges.

Also on Monday, Boykins received an additional seven years after prior suspended sentences were revoked.