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.”READ MORE: SportsLine Week 8 NFC East Picks: 'Everybody Is Piling On The Cowboys, And You Can't Blame Them,' Says Larry Hartstein
On Wednesday, a judge sentenced him to a total of 12 years in federal prison.
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.READ MORE: Best Friends Die An Hour Apart After Crash: 'They Were Special'
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.MORE NEWS: High Winds Knock Out Power To Thousands, Delay Flights At DFW Airport