The last of five men convicted for their roles in a 2021 shooting that left a 2-year-old Des Moines boy critically injured was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday.
Owo Robin Nyal Bol, 21, of Sioux City was convicted in August of four felonies, including attempted murder, after he and four others fired dozens of shots outside a Des Moines home March 1. Bol must serve at least 22.5 years before he's eligible for parole.
According to court documents, prosecutors said many of the shots — at least 39 were fired — struck the home. One shot that penetrated the building struck 2-year-old Malcolm Mai in the head.
Mai, who turned 2 four days before the shooting, had to have emergency surgery to remove the bullet. In December he had another surgery to remove pressure on his brain, according to his grandmother, who said in court that he may never fully recover from his injuries.
Bol and the other suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting at the scene of a single-vehicle crash, where guns and bullet casings were found inside their vehicle. All were convicted and received sentences between 25 and 45 years in prison.
This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Final man sentenced in shooting of Des Moines 2-year-old Malcolm Mai