Lincoln man injured in Edgewood shooting sentenced on federal drug, gun charges

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 20-year-old wounded in a 2021 shooting in a movie theater parking lot has been sentenced to prison on federal gun and drug charges, the United States Attorney’s Office said.

On Wednesday, Jayden Prentice was sentenced to six years of imprisonment for possession of marijuana, cocaine and psilocybin with the intent to distribute.

He was also convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

On Aug. 2, Prentice, Christopher Duncan and Riley Mills had agreed to sell someone a half-pound of marijuana.

They had agreed to meet in the parking lot of Marcus Edgewood Cinema, where the buyer and another person shot Prentice and Duncan.

Prentice was shot in the face, and Duncan also suffered serious injuries.  First responders provided life-saving measures to both men.

Prentice pleaded guilty to his offenses on March 3.

After serving the prison sentence, he will serve three years on supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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Mills also plead guilty in March and was sentenced to over seven years of imprisonment.  He will also serve three years of supervised release.

Duncan is currently awaiting trial, the attorney’s office said.

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