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Woman gets 6.5 years for shooting at IHOP in DC

Thursday - 1/16/2014, 4:20pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 29-year-old woman has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison as a result of a 2012 shooting at an International House of Pancakes restaurant in Washington.

LaShawn Carson was sentenced Thursday. A jury found her guilty of aggravated assault while armed and other offenses after a trial that ended in October.

Prosecutors told the jury that at 5:30 a.m. on March 11, 2012, Carson was eating at the restaurant in Columbia Heights when she and a friend got into a dispute with another customer. A fight ensued during which Carson pulled out a gun and shot the victim once in the chest.

A message left for Carson's attorney was not immediately returned Thursday afternoon.

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