Man Receives 125-year Sentence For Shooting Off-duty Police Officer And Other Offenses

In March 2022, an off-duty Inglewood police officer was shot, and now a man has been sentenced to 134 years in prison for this crime.

A Superior Court Judge has handed down a sentence of 117 years and 8 months to life in prison, as well as an additional 8 years in prison, to 27-year-old Marquis Wilkerson.

At the point of his arrest, Wilkerson was charged with numerous serious offenses, which included attempted murder, spousal assault, and kidnapping.

All charges against Wilkerson, except for the attempted murder of an officer, were found to be true and he was convicted accordingly.

When Wilkerson reaches the age of 60, he will be able to qualify for elder parole, thanks to a recent change in legislation.

On the morning of March 31, 2022, Inglewood officer Marcco Ware was shot while assisting a family member in retrieving their property in the unincorporated area of Lennox.

At around 10:15 a.m., the victim sustained gunshot wounds to his leg and arm in a residential alley close to Lennox Boulevard and Osage Avenue, according to authorities. Fortunately, he made a complete recovery and resumed his work earlier this year.

As a member of the U.S. Marines, Ware has served his country with distinction and valor, earning him numerous accolades as a decorated war hero.

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