Christmas Day shooting gets man 78 years in prison

Senaca V. Lapsley (Provided Photo/Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 78 years in prison for his involvement in a double-shooting on Christmas Day in 2013.

Senaca V. Lapsley, 32, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated battery, criminal recklessness and of being a habitual offender in July. He was sentenced on Thursday. Of his 78-year sentence, 30 of those years are for his habitual offender conviction.

Police said Lapsley shot two people early Christmas morning after a fight broke out at the Sports and Spirits bar on East Wayne Street. Both victims were taken to the hospital, one of whom was in critical condition. 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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