SHERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 19-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been sentenced for federal firearms violations on Wednesday.

Christopher Lamarr Sterkes pleaded guilty in June to possession of a firearm by a drug user and “possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.”

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On Wednesday, a judge sentenced him to a total of 12 years in federal prison.

Christopher Lamarr Sterkes mugshot (Collin County Jail)

According to information presented in court in March 2019, Sterkes met four men in a van in Anna, Texas, intending to sell them approximately 14 grams of marijuana.

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The men began assaulting Sterkes in an attempt to rob him of the marijuana instead of paying for it.

Sterkes, armed with a pistol, managed to escape from the van and fired three shots into the van as it drove away.

One of the men inside the van, 16-year-old Alejandro Camacho, was struck by the gunfire and died.

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