Man who shot Lansing toddler heading to prison

Jaylen Briggs (Courtesy photo)

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)—A 21-year-old man charged in connection with the shooting of a toddler will spend at least a year in prison.

A judge Wednesday morning sentenced Jaylen Briggs to 16 months to 24 months in prison, with credit for 110 days.

Prosecutors say Briggs shot a 2-year-old girl at Silver Stone Town Homes in south Lansing on April 17.

Police have said they believe the shooting was accidental, but Briggs also left the scene.

The girl was critically wounded, but later upgraded to stable condition at the hospital.

On June 24, Briggs pleaded guilty to three felony gun charges, including careless discharge of a gun, causing injury.

In return for his guilty plea, the prosecutor agreed to drop the charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Ahead of Wednesday’s sentencing, the prosecutor dropped two other weapons charges.

As part of his punishment, Briggs must pay nearly $200 in fines.

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