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Man sentenced to 24 years in prison for 2016 fatal shooting in grocery store parking lot

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Swinton shot Jacob Brantner, 40, in a parking lot on E 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell Swinton a handgun. (KCTV5) Swinton shot Jacob Brantner, 40, in a parking lot on E 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell Swinton a handgun. (KCTV5)
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

A 19-year-old has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for a fatal shooting that happened in a grocery store parking lot.

A Jackson County jury convicted the Kansas City man June 9 for the 2016 fatal shooting and killing of a man during a botched gun sale in a metro parking lot.

Fazon K. Swinton, 19, was convicted of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted robbery, armed criminal action and leaving the scene of a shooting.

On August 11, Swinton was sentenced to 20 years for the murder conviction and 4 years on the armed criminal action conviction. The judge set the sentences to run consecutively. 

The judge also sentenced Swinton to 7 years for the attempted robbery conviction and 1 year for leaving the scene of a shooting. The judge set those sentences to run concurrently to the first two. 

Prosecutors recommended that jurors give Swinton a life sentence for the charge of second-degree murder. They said the minimum sentence of 10 years for that charge would be a slap on the wrist. 

Swinton shot Jacob Brantner, 40, in a parking lot on E 63rd Street after they had arranged to meet in order for Brantner to sell Swinton a handgun.

The two men wrestled over the gun before Swinton grabbed it and ran away.

Both Brantner and Swinton then pulled out guns and shot at each other. Brantner was hit and died from the gunshot wounds.

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