Man sentenced to life in Jackson nightclub shooting death

Man sentenced to life in Jackson nightclub shooting death

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A West Tennessee man has been sentenced to life plus 24 years in a shooting death at a Jackson nightclub last year.

The Jackson Police Department says 32-year-old Travis Steed of Jackson was sentenced Thursday by Judge Don Allen. He was convicted in August of felony murder, second-degree murder, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and attempted second-degree murder.

The case involved the death of 19-year-old Lecarlos Todd of Memphis at the now-closed Karma Ultralounge Nightclub.

Steed is currently serving 12 years in drug and reckless endangerment cases. He was paroled in 2011 and sent back to prison after his arrest in the nightclub shooting.

Seventeen others were wounded and two trampled in the incident. Police said Steed attempted to shoot another person but hit Todd. Steed was shot and injured by patrons who returned gunfire.

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