Three men involved in a July afternoon shootout near Hadley Park were sentenced to federal prison last week.
Finis Lewis, Quinten Smith and Corey Lynn Smith, all of Nashville, were sentenced to serve federal time with no parole in relation to the July 11 shootout in which suspects from two cars got out and began firing more than 100 rounds of ammunition each other. Clarence Claybrooks, 33, was killed in the gunfight.
The investigation surrounding the shooting continues.
Lewis, 33, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as illegally possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Lewis, who had so far avoided prosecution in other cases, was sentenced to 80 months in prison.
Quinten Smith, 26, pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, and was sentenced to 36 months in prison.
Corey Smith, 26, also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and with making false official statements to federal agents, and was sentenced to 80 months in prison.
Each defendant will be on supervised release for an additional three years after serving his sentence.
During the sentencing, Chief United States District Judge Todd Campbell described the shootout as a “very violent scene,” and although the three men asked Campbell to recommend they serve their sentences near Nashville, he declined to do so because of ongoing further investigation as well as gang involvement in this case.