Shallah Sherman sentenced to 16 years to life for shooting into a crowd

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – On Monday 26-year-old Shallah Sherman was sentenced to 16 years-to-life. This sentence comes after he was convicted of two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon following a bench trial.

On July 5, 2020, Shallah Sherman fired an illegal weapon into a crowd of over 100 people in
the early morning hours. The gun was recovered by Rochester Police Officers and Shallah
Sherman was quickly arrested. Based on his history, he was sentenced as a persistent violent
felony offender.

“Shallah Sherman was partly responsible for the incredibly violent Fourth of July weekend in
2020,” said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Kennedy. “I want to thank the Rochester Police
Department for arresting Shallah Sherman and helping to remove another illegal gun from our

“As a violent predicate felony offender, Shallah Sherman has had multiple chances to better
himself and turn his life around,” said Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley. “Thanks to the Assistant District Attorneys in the Special Investigations Bureau and the Rochester Police Department, we are taking these illegal guns out of the hands of criminals. It is our hope that Shallah Sherman will use his time in the New York State Department of Corrections to reflect on the dangers he has caused our community.”