CherryVale Mall shooter sentenced to 10 years

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Jamain McFadden Jr. was sentenced to ten years for a shootout outside Barnes & Noble at the CherryVale Mall. He was convicted on the charge of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm according to the Winnebago County State’s Attorney .

McFadden, 22, was arrested for the incident back in 2018 by the Cherry Valley Police Department.

Police say a confrontation happened inside the mall that led to the shooting. According to an eyewitness, up to six people were fighting before the shots were fired. No one was hit.

After a foot chase, McFadden, Jr. was taken in by police not far from the mall and found to be in possession of a firearm.

Investigators used surveillance footage to identify Jamain McFadden, Jr. and Marchello Johnson as the suspects who exchanged gunfire.

Johnson was sentenced to twelve years back in August.

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