Man sentenced to 15-years prison after admitting in Court he shot a man in Kankakee  


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KANKAKEE – A man has been sentenced to 15 years in the jail after admitting in court he shot a man in 2017.

Devon Johnson, 25, was sentenced to 15-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections following a shooting in the 500 Block of East Bourbonnais Street that took the life of Steve Sanders.

At the time of the shooting Johnson told the court he believed Sanders was reaching for a gun in an alley.  

Johnson was convicted of 2nd degree Murder earlier this year, punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison.  Johnson’s attorney requested a sentence of probation.


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