PHOENIX — A 36-year-old Florence man was sentenced to eight years in prison following his guilty plea to the 2018 shooting of another man with a shotgun on the Gila River Indian Community
On Nov. 25, Michael Joseph Davis was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to eight years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. The defendant pleaded guilty on Aug. 12 to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
On Oct. 7, 2018, the defendant shot the victim three times with a shotgun, causing serious bodily injury, according to a U.S. Justice Department press release. The shooting took place on the Gila River Indian Community, and both the defendant and victim are Gila River tribal members.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Raynette Logan, who is based in Phoenix.