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      Downing sentenced to up to 6 years in Ferris State shooting

      DeCory Downing was sentenced to 47 months to 6 years in prison for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony firearms.

      The 20-year-old man who pleaded no contest to assault charges stemming from a February shooting at Ferris State University has been sentenced.

      DeCory Downing was sentenced to 47 months to 6 years in prison for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony firearms.

      Downing was originally facing 17 felony charges, but many were dropped as a part of the plea deal.

      Police say downing, who is not a Ferris State student, shot a student at an off-campus apartment complex on Feb. 1.

      The student was treated and released from Spectrum Hospital in Big Rapids.