OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Memphis, Tennessee, man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing ammunition following a shooting that created panic in a north Mississippi music venue.
Desmond Brown pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Oxford to being a felon in possession of ammunition.
U.S. District Judge Michael Mills set sentencing for Feb. 14. Brown faces up to 10 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.
Prosecutors say Bowen was attending a party at Oxford's Lyric Theater on April 27 when, during a fight, he shot from the ground floor into the bottom of the balcony. The ricocheting bullet hit someone. Officers collected a shell casing. An attendee's video showing Bowen firing a gun.
Spectators fled and the incident sparked a contentious debate about regulating drinking and entertainment in Oxford.