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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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