SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Syracuse teenager will face up to 25 years in prison for a drive-by shooting stemming from a jailhouse basketball dispute.

The Syracuse Post-Standard ( ) reports that Keith Escobar was found guilty of attempted murder this week in the shooting of an 18-year-old man whose legs are now paralyzed.

The victim testified that he and Escobar got into a dispute at the Onondaga (ahn-ahn-DAH'-gah) County Correctional Facility during a basketball game in September 2015.

Escobar was 17 and being held on a weapons charge at the time. He later pleaded guilty.

Police say that while he was out on bail awaiting sentencing, he shot the victim from a passing car in December 2015. Multiple bullets hit the victim and severed his spine.

Escobar is to be sentenced in August.


Information from: The Post-Standard,

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