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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison after shootout at Montgomery store

Gilcrest when he was captured in November 2016. (Source: Montgomery Police Department) Gilcrest when he was captured in November 2016. (Source: Montgomery Police Department)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A Montgomery man has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison after a shootout at a convenience store in 2016. 

Christopher Gilcrest, 34, of Montgomery was sentenced Thursday for being a felon in possession of ammunition, said U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin, Sr. Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a felony from possessing firearms or ammunition. 

Gilcrest was found guilty after a trial in June. Evidence showed that on Oct. 23, 2016, Gilcrest went to the Value Gas Food Store on Highland Ave. just after midnight. When he approached the store, he started arguing with a man in the parking lot, and during the argument he pulled out a gun. 

The other man then pulled out a gun and Gilcrest shot him in the leg. The two exchanged several shots, then Gilcrest fled the scene. Three people were hit by the gunfire, including Gilcrest and an innocent bystander.

Gilcrest's gun could not be recovered, but Montgomery police were able to collect spent shell casings from the scene immediately after the shooting. Based on surveillance footage and ballistics examination of the casings, the jury found that the casings were from Gilcrest's gun.

After serving the ten years in prison, Gilcrest will be subject to three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. 

According to court records, Gilcrest was convicted of illegally possessing a handgun as a felon. 

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