KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - The man charged in an October 2012 murder in Kalamazoo has accepted a plea agreement in his case.
Tyrein Deanthony Sheppard, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and a felony firearm charge Tuesday.
He was charged in the murder of Janta Mackeral, 23, who was shot on October 21 just after 1 a.m. near the Stadium Drive Apartments in the 4200 block of Lakesedge Drive.
Mackeral was brought to Bronson Methodist Hospital with grave injuries. He died a short time later. Another man was injured in the shooting, but he survived.
Sheppard, who was 19 at the time, was arrested in the shooting and arraigned on six charges, including open murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and three counts of felony firearms.
Sheppard is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 30.
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