Teen sentenced to 68 years after crime spree

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A teenager who pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal after a south side crime spree back in February 2013 was sentenced to 68 years on Friday morning.

Sirquain Burr will spend 59 of those years in the Indiana Department of Corrections, nine years suspended and three years on probation.

Burr shot and killed John Yingling, 38, outside his home in Southport. A second man was shot later the same day while walking his dog near Eagle Creek Park on the city’s northwest side. That shooting spurred a chase that ended with a car crash in Brownsburg.

Burr was charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of a handgun without a license. He also was facing charges of robbery, attempted robbery and auto theft that stem from a different incident two days before the deadly shooting occurred.

He was waived to adult court even though he was 17 years old at the time of the crimes.

“Regardless of what he did, he’s my child,” Burr’s mother, Tyease Dunn, said after a court hearing in 2013.

According to court documents, Gabriel Edwards, who was 15 at the time, drove the getaway car for Burr the day of the deadly shooting. Edwards will be sentenced on July 16 at 10 a.m.

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