Christmas Day shooting gets man 78 years in prison

Photo of Senaca V. Lapsley courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department
Photo of Senaca V. Lapsley courtesy of Allen County Sheriff's Department

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 78 years in prison for his involvement in a double-shooting on Christmas Day in 2013.

Senaca V. Lapsley, 32, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated battery, criminal recklessness and of being a habitual offender of in July. He was sentenced on Thursday. Of his 78-year sentence, 30 of those years are for his habitual offender conviction.

Police said Lapsley shot two people early Christmas morning after a fight broke out at the Sports and Spirits bar on East Wayne Street. Both victims were taken to the hospital, one of whom was in critical condition.

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