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Man gets 25 years in prison in connection with fireworks stand shooting

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 25, 2019

TULSA — A man has been sentenced in connection with a 15-year-old's shooting death during a fireworks stand robbery in July 2017.

Tulsa County Sheriff Deputies say two men were armed when they approached the firework stand. 32-year-old Johnny Mize Jr. fired his weapon after claiming the two robbers fired a shot first. The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office filed a first-degree manslaughter charge against Mize.

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Police say Mize shot and killed 15-year-old Jake Ulrich during the robbery. Mize was arrested for first degree manslaughter.

On Friday, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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