Man headed to prison after firing at people who confronted him over litter in Webster

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WEBSTER, N.Y. — A 38-year-old man, who police say fired a gun at two people in Webster over a year ago, was found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon.

In June 2022, Webster Police responded to Lake Road after someone fired gunshots. They say two vehicles were stopped at a traffic light. Garbage was tossed out of one of the cars. A man and woman from the second car got out, picked up the trash, and tried to return it to the first car. That’s when they say Spears got out and pointed his gun at them. He ran back to his car and shot at the pair, according to police.

An investigation led officers to Spears, who was on parole at the time of the shooting. Officers say Spears was also wearing a GPS ankle monitor at the time.

He was convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say Spears had no connection to the victims. Spears is facing 16 years to life and will be sentenced on Sept. 25.