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Man gets 2 life sentences plus 30 years in drive-by shooting death of 6-year-old Angel Hooper

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Howard Chase IV received two life sentences, one for second-degree murder and another for armed criminal action. (Jackson County) Howard Chase IV received two life sentences, one for second-degree murder and another for armed criminal action. (Jackson County)
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

A Jackson County, MO judge has sentenced a man for his actions in the drive-by shooting of 6-year-old Angel Hooper.

Howard Chase IV, 21, received two life sentences plus 30 years for his convictions. 

Chase had been convicted of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. 

On Friday, the judge sentenced Chase to two counts of life in prison for the second-degree murder and armed criminal action convictions. The judge also gave 15-year sentences for the unlawful use of a weapon and second armed criminal action convictions.

The judge set the sentences to run concurrently. 

Angel was shot in the head the night of Oct. 17, 2014, as she held her father's hand while leaving a south Kansas City convenience store. 

Leandre Smith, a co-defendant in the homicide, pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action. 

Smith was sentenced to 23 years on the second-degree murder, 15 years on the unlawful use of weapon and 10 years on each armed criminal action charge. The judge set those sentences to run concurrently. He's required to serve at least 85 percent of that time in prison.

Previous coverage: 

Two men charged with fatal shooting of 6-year-old Angel Hooper

Angel Hooper laid to rest

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