JANESVILLE

A woman accused of attempted murder in a 2016 Beloit shooting has been sentenced to prison on lesser charges.

Keprecious S. Richardson, 31, of 318 Carpenter St., Beloit, was accused of shooting a Janesville woman she knew in a parking lot confrontation on Nov.6, 2016.

Judge Michael Haakenson sentenced Richardson on Dec. 15 to three years and six months in prison plus five years of extended supervision on a charge of endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm.

Haakenson also sentenced her to five years of probation on a charge of second-degree reckless injury.

Richardson will serve the probation after completing the prison and supervision.

The prison sentence is reduced by the 400 days she had already spent in the Rock County Jail.

Conditions of her supervised release include treatment for alcohol, drugs and anger and testing and possible treatment for mental health, as well as no contact with the victim, Tyesha L. Bowman, then 23, of Janesville.

The two women had an ongoing dispute that re-erupted at the End Zone Bar on Beloit’s near west side, followed by an incident in a nearby parking lot that led to the shooting, according to the criminal complaint.

Richardson said she felt threatened by three women and a man, found herself locked out of her car, so she turned and pulled her handgun and in a panic, fired toward the ground.

Judge James Daley had ruled that Richardson would be allowed to argue self-defense if the case had gone to trial.

Bowman wrote in her victim-impact statement that she had to learn to walk and talk again after the gunshot to the stomach. Her medical bills are over $100,000, Bowman wrote.

Bowman wrote she suffers from fear and stress and almost lost her home and job.

A restitution hearing is set for Feb. 28.

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