Lafayette shooting victim sentenced to 4 years for dealing drugs

Booking photo from Tuesday, March 22, 2016, shows Shantaya Kirk. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Booking photo from Tuesday, March 22, 2016, shows Shantaya Kirk. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A woman who was a victim of a shooting in Lafayette earlier this year was sentenced Thursday for dealing narcotics.

Shantaya Kirk will spend four years behind bars with one year on supervised probation. She pleaded guilty to two charges of dealing in cocaine or narcotic drugs, which were filed earlier this year.

Court documents said in June 2015, an investigator and a confidential informant set up a deal to buy drugs from a woman known as “Taya.” When they met, the CI recognized “Taya” as Kirk.

They made two exchanges that month.

Charges weren’t filed in the case until March 2016, one month after Hirman Jackson shot at a car carrying Kirk and four other people. Kirk and Benjamin Allen suffered gunshot wounds and a 2-year-old was injured by shattering glass.

Jackson was convicted of attempted murder in September.