The second of two felons who opened fire on pedestrians as a Lakewood police officer watched was sentenced to seven years in prison for the offense.
Cory Campbell, 29, pleaded guilty to drive-by shooting, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and attempting to elude police in Pierce County Superior Court on Feb. 27. An unlawful possession of a controlled substance charge and four second-degree assault charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
His co-defendant, Tywaun Jefferson, 23, pleaded guilty as charged in November to drive-by shooting and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, agreeing to serve four years and nine months in prison.
Campbell and Jefferson fired their guns from a vehicle at three pedestrians May 7 near Wards Lake Park on 84th Street South in Lakewood. The Lakewood police sergeant who watched the shooting then pursued the men, who fled.
No one was hurt in the shooting.
Campbell led the sergeant on a short chase before crashing, and both men were arrested.
Marijuana and cocaine were in the vehicle, and Campbell had a sock — with 27 bullets — stuffed into his pants.