Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for 2011 homicide

Shawnee Clanton
Shawnee Clanton

Staff Report

Shawnee B. Clanton, 20, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in front of Judge John Lowry Tuesday, Oct. 14, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced.

Charges against Clanton stemmed from a shooting incident April 17, 2011, at Patriot’s Gateway Center, 615 S. Fifth St., Rockford. When officers arrived there, they found Marcell Egan, lying on the ground in front of the building. Egan later died from his injuries. Witnesses told police Egan and and Clanton were involved in a confrontation before Egan was gunned down.

Second-degree murder is a Class 1 felony, punishable by four to 20 years in prison. Clanton must also serve two years of mandatory supervised release.

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