POMONA — A Walnut man received a 5-year prison sentence earlier this week after admitting shooting his older brother in the leg during an argument in February, officials said.
Sean Alexander Kent, 41, received his sentence from Pomona Superior Court Commissioner Wade Olson after pleading no contest to charges of assault with a firearm, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison said. The plea and sentencing came during what was scheduled to be Kent’s preliminary hearing.
Additionally, Kent was sentenced to an additional 180 days in jail after being found guilty of violating his probation, however he was given credit for 192 days of time already served, according to district attorney’s officials and county booking records.
Kent got into an argument with his then-43-year-old Feb. 14 at a home in the 19800 block of Vista Hermosa Drive, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said. He ultimately shot his older brother in the leg.
Kent fled the scene following the shooting, but was arrested two days later when he was spotted by a West Covina police officer driving in the 300 block of South Prosepero Drive in Covina, sheriff’s officials said.
Police subdued him with a bean bag projectile before taking him into custody.