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Quincy man sentenced to jail for Quincy bar shooting

Justin Cowan, 38, will serve 360 days of periodic imprisonment after reaching a plea deal in court.


A Quincy man will go to jail for a year in connection with a shooting outside of a Quincy bar last year.


38-year-old Justin Cowan will serve 360 days of periodic imprisonment after reaching a plea deal with the county.


In March, Cowan pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in exchange for the state's attorney's office dropping four other counts including aggravated assault, reckless discharge of a firearm, stalking and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.


The charges stem from an incident last September at Buddie's Tavern at Sixth and Payson. Police say Cowan was outside of the bar when he pointed a gun at three men before the weapon went off. The bullet hit the ground and then hit one of the men in the leg.


This isn't the first time Cowan has has an run-in with the law.


He's been convicted of three felonies in the past, including aggravated battery.

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