DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a shootout that killed a 1-year-old boy has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Montgomery County’s prosecutor says 27-year-old Isaiah Smith was sentenced Monday for his part in the January 2016 shootout in Dayton that killed Elijah Johnson and injured a woman. The Dayton man also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and weapons charges, while three other charges were dropped.
Attorney Jay Carter said Smith wanted to accept responsibility and that the plea agreement was the “best route to go.”
Prosecutors say Smith and co-defendant Shawn Smith Jr. both fired guns in the shootout.
Shawn Smith Jr. was convicted earlier of murder and other charges. He was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison.