20-Year-Old Convicted of First Friday Shooting Gets 13 Years

Donald Everett Parks, Jr. sent to prison following Feb. 2013 shooting.

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    The man who shot and killed Donald Everett Parks Jr.'s friend is still at large. And Parks is headed to prison.

    Parks, 20, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Thursday for firing a handgun at a First Friday event in Oakland in 2013, the Oakland Tribune reported.

    Parks was at the popular art walk with friend Kiante Ty Campbell, 18, when Campbell and another unidentified man got into a scuffle. Campbell was shot and killed after he pulled a gun that jammed on the unidentified man, who fled into the crowd.

    Parks fired his weapon into the crowd seven times following the killing, wounding Emma Emmerich and Rebecca Meads.

    The killer is still on the loose.

    Meads and Emmerich addressed the court on Thursday, and said that Parks should avoid prison and instead be sentenced to community service and probation, the newspaper reported.

    The judge who handed down the sentence told the women that Parks is not eligible for probation because the felony was a violent crime.