Man sentenced for shooting into three homes in Lincoln

Posted at 11:07 AM, Nov 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-26 12:28:59-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for shooting into three homes in January.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported Friday that Dontaiven Drappeaux had pleaded no contest to attempted unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Ballistics tests tied his gun to the shootings. Lancaster County District Judge Kevin Manaman told Drappeaux he gave the harsh sentence because “the safety of the community couldn’t be more obvious.”

The shootings occurred at two houses and an apartment in different parts of Lincoln in the early hours of Jan. 7. No one was hurt.