Man gets 92 years in Lafayette double shooting

Booking photo shows Hirman Eugene Jackson. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)
Booking photo shows Hirman Eugene Jackson. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man accused of shooting at a car full of people in February was sentenced to serve 92 years in prison Wednesday.

Prosecutors sentenced Hirman Jackson of East Chicago for his role in a shooting that happened in the 1200 block of Fourth Street last year. Prosecutors say three men, a woman and a 2-year-old child were in the car Jackson shot at.

Shantaya Kirk and Benjamin Allen both suffered gunshot wounds. The child had minor injuries from shattered glass.

Court documents say one of the bullets struck Allen in the head and had to be removed from his skull during surgery. Prosecutors say he has suffered seizures and loss of mobility since the shooting.

Investigators believe Jackson was targeting the other victim, Kirk, for not returning money she owed him.

Jackson has prior a conviction in Tippecanoe County dating back to 2009. He also has numerous convictions out of Cook County, Illinois.