Lincoln man sentenced to prison for bank, store robberies

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln man found guilty earlier this year of the armed robberies of a bank and several convenience stores has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska announced the sentence of 27-year-old Shawn Brooks in a news release Friday.

Brooks was convicted by a federal jury in January of 13 robbery and gun-related counts. The jury also found that Brooks should receive enhanced sentences for brandishing a gun during some of the robberies and for firing the gun during the bank robbery.

Prosecutors say Brooks and a co-defendant, Marcus Remus, robbed the bank and five convenience stores, all in Lincoln, in 2016. Brooks fired a gun several times at bank employees during that robbery. Remus is accused of shooting a gas station clerk in the pair's final robbery before being arrested.