Man sentenced for shooting

Published 12:18 am Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Suffolk man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years to serve for his part in a 2013 shooting.

Taquan Deandra Burton, 21, was sentenced on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, shoot or stab in the commission of a felony, and nonviolent felon possessing a gun within 10 years — pleaded down from possessing a gun as a violent felon.

Burton shot at a 20-year-old male victim about 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the 300 block of Wellons Street, police said at the time. He required surgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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His mother also was convicted in the crime because she told him to do it, according to testimony that has been presented in court. Gwendolyn Lee Burton-Green, 42, was sentenced last year to 14 years in prison.