23-year-old Lansing man sentenced for shooting in Leavenworth that injured two

Jamahal Fountain

Jamahal Fountain

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A 23-year-old Lansing man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty in August for his alleged involvement in a shooting that injured two people last year.

Jamahal Fountain pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a shooting on Sept. 11, 2015 in the 600 block of N. 5th Street in Leavenworth.

Fountain pleaded to charges of attempted murder in the second-degree, for which he received 50 months, aggravated battery (41 months), felon in possession of a firearm (7 months) and criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling (12 months). The first three sentences were ordered to run consecutive and the fourth count was ordered to run concurrent with consecutive.

Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson says on Sept. 11, 2015 officers with the Leavenworth Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of N. 5th Street in regards to shots fired.

Responding officers found two individuals with gunshot wounds.

Witnesses told police Fountain was at a residence in the area but was asked to leave.  An argument took place outside the home where Fountain fired multiple shots at individuals and wounded two of them.

According to Thompson, Fountain was prohibited from carrying a firearm at the time due to a prior conviction.

Sentencing for Fountain is set for Friday, Oct.