WATERLOO – A Waterloo man has been sentenced to prison in a May shooting.
Larry Earl Lorondez Phillips, 24, had been scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 5, but he pleaded guilty to willful injury causing serious injury, going armed and felon in possession of a firearm.
He was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for the willful injury charge and was given concurrent five-year sentences on the other two charges. He will have to serve at least five years before he can be considered for parole.
According to police, the victim, Brylon Watson, was on his front porch at 510 Sumner St. around 2:10 p.m. on May 27 when Phillips came from the back of the house saying demeaning things. Watson tried to walk inside the house when he was shot several times.
Five bullets struck Watson in the pelvis, leg and buttocks, and Phillips ran from the scene, records state.