A 29-year-old man was mad at people shooting off fireworks on July 4, so he shot a person to death.
Now, the only fireworks he will see will be from behind bars.
Recently, a judge in Tennessee sentenced Brandon Jamal McCaleb to life in prison for shooting Bobby Davis to death on July 4, 2020, according to the Knox County Office of the District Attorney General.
McCaleb was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and unlawful possession of a weapon.
The judge handed the life sentence for the murder charge, and the sentences for the other counts will be given at a later date. McCaleb will have to serve at least 51 years in prison.
Prosecutors said McCaleb was at a July 4th party with friends and family. People started to light fireworks and then threw them at each other.
McCaleb got upset and went inside to get a gun, prosecutors said. He came out and pointed the gun at Davis, which is when the victim took off running. McCaleb started shooting and Davis was hit twice before he collapsed.
Davis was taken to the hospital, where he died four days later.
McCaleb was on parole at the time of the murder, prosecutors said. He was previously convicted of two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
“The community is safer now that this repeat, violent offender is off the streets,” District Attorney Charme Allen said in announcing the conviction.