JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 17-year-old Mt. Vernon teen will be sentenced to 10 years in prison, after he pleaded guilty today in
Jefferson County Court to charges stemming from the shooting of a 40-year-old man earlier this year.
Devin M. Bruns pleaded guilty to a charge of Armed Violence, a Class X Felony, in connection with the July 17th, 2015 shooting of Jerry Gill. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South 24th street. Gill was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Bruns is one of five others charged in connection with the shooting, including 18-year-old Braden Heck charged with possession of a stolen firearm. Heck is scheduled for a November 10 jury trial in his case.
The other three defendants are juveniles and their cases have been resolved in juvenile court, said Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman.