Arsenal Tech shooter sentenced to 42 years in prison

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The man accused of shooting an Arsenal Tech student near school in June has been sentenced to 42 years in prison.

William Alvies, 20, pleaded guilty in November to attempted murder and carrying a handgun without a license. He will serve 42 years with 22 to be executed in the Indiana Department of Correction.

Alvies admitted that he waited for his ex-girlfriend to leave the school, approached her in a school parking lot and fired shots from a handgun. The victim was struck as she ran from Alvies.

Alvies fired six shots at the victim as she was leaving school for lunch that day, according to court documents released June 5. The 17-year-old was hit in the shoulder.

Alvies also pleaded guilty to auto theft stemming from a case back into 2013 for which he was out on bond on when he committed the Arsenal Tech crime.

Alvies' attorney, Mitchell Solomon, said Alvies decided to plead guilty because he realized he was not going to get a good deal if the case went to trial. The crime was caught on surveillance and there were numerous witnesses.

The victim broke up with Alvies months before the shooting and had a restraining order against him after numerous threats, according to police. A neighbor heard the shots and said they saw Alvies run away and throwing the gun. Based on that witness information, police said they knew exactly where to find the weapon.

Alvies turned himself in a short time later and reportedly admitted to police he fired the gun, but said he didn't intend to hurt the girl.