Fond du Lac man sentenced for firing gun at sister's boyfriend during funeral

Shelby Gene Boswell was sentenced to 110 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
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A Fond du Lac man has been sentenced to 110 months in prison for shooting his sister’s boyfriend during his grandmother’s funeral.

Shelby Gene Boswell, 29, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing and discharging a firearm in a school zone in October of last year. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Monday.

According to court documents, Boswell ran into the Fond du Lac Head Start building gymnasium with a rifle and shot a person in the back of the head on October 18, 2019.

Witnesses reportedly told officers the victim of the shooting was his sister’s boyfriend, who was attending the funeral of the grandmother of Boswell and his sister. He was taken to a hospital and survived his injuries.

The Fond du Lac Head Start building is located within 1,000 feet of Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School. Boswell also had prior felony convictions that prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Boswell’s sentence will be followed by supervised release. 

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