FALL RIVER — A Fall River man is going to state prison after pleading guilty this week to a host of firearm-related charges.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn says 24-year-old Gianni Carter-Joyner was sentenced Monday in Fall River Superior Court to serve three-and-a-half to four-and-and-a-half years in prison.

He pled guilty to four counts of attempted assault and battery by discharge of a firearm, and one count each of possessing a large capacity ammunition feeding device and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Authorities say Carter-Joyner acted as a lookout in August 2017 as an unidentified shooter opened fire on two occupied cars near Morton Middle School. No one was hurt.

Later that month, Carter-Joyer was in a car stopped by police that contained a large-capacity magazine loaded with ten rounds of live ammo.

In a statement, District Attorney Quinn said the defendant was "a danger to the community and needed to be locked up."

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