Downtown shooter gets 8 years for forgery

Shamus Patton (Provided photo/IMPD)
Shamus Patton (Provided photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man serving time for a shooting downtown after Indiana Black Expo events will now serve another 8 years in prison.

Shamus Patton was sentenced to the additional prison time Thursday after a jury found him guilty earlier this month on multiple counts of forgery. Investigators said he falsified signatures of business managers on work release documents.

Patton was in a program that allowed him to leave detention to go to work. He had to submit paperwork from employers, but investigators said he faked the documents.

Officials said a second forgery case is pending against Patton. A pretrial conference for that is set for June 27. If Patton is convicted, any additional executed time will run concurrent to Thursday’s sentence.

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