A man accused of shooting another man in the neck outside a Lakewood casino last year has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison.
Roger Alexander Moore Jr., 23, pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree assault, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful gun possession.
Pierce County Superior Court Judge Katherine Stolz sentenced him Sept. 14 for the shooting Oct. 21 in the parking lot of a casino in the 9800 block of South Tacoma Way.
The victim was taken to a hospital and treated. He told police the fight that led to the shooting started after his brother fought with Moore or one of his friends.
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While Moore was out on bail in connection with the assault case, investigators got information he was dealing heroin, and police found a gun in his vehicle when they arrested him for that.
Friends and family wrote the court that Moore is a hard worker who studied at Pierce College after he graduated high school and was a caring older brother.
“He takes an active role in the lives of his younger siblings, often ensuring their needs are met emotionally and financially and as well as standing as a regular figure and influence in their daily lives,” his aunt, Rhonda Moore, wrote.