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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Jeffrey Mathis Sentenced to Life in Prison for Deadly Drive By Shooting

PHOENIX—  Jeffrey Mathis (D.O.B. 10/04/1985) was sentenced to Life in Prison with the possibility of release after 25 years for 1st Degree Murder and 15 years for Attempted 1st Degree Murder. He was also sentenced to 15 years for Drive By Shooting and 11 years for Aggravated Assault which will be served concurrent to the Life Sentence. The sentencing is connected to a drive by shooting in the parking lot of a Phoenix night club in 2015.

“Today’s sentencing is a just result for the defendant’s actions that night. He showed a total disregard for the innocent lives around him as he began shooting multiple times from his vehicle,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

On October 25, 2015 Phoenix Police received multiple 911 calls about a shooting at a night club near 7th Street and Broadway Road. Two local hospitals reported receiving several shooting victims a short time later. One of the victims, Terry Harris, died at the hospital from his injuries. Another victim who was severely injured by the gun shots was able to help identify Mathis as driver of the vehicle and the person who fired at his outside the night club.

Investigators were able to show through use of his cell phone that Mathis was at the club at time of the shooting and they spoke to several other witnesses who saw Mathis at the club prior to the shooting.

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