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Woman sentenced for shooting sister

A woman was sentenced to a minimum of 3 years and 11 months in prison for shooting her sister in a Benton Harbor home on June 19, 2015.

Akuya Dixon, who was 23 at the time, was sentenced on a felony firearm charge and assault with intent to do great bodily harm in the shooting or her sister Camelia Jackson, who was 29 at the time.

Benton Harbor Police responded to the shooting around 9:15 a.m. June 19, and found Jackson with a bullet wound on her lower left side.

Jackson was taken to Lakeland Hospital in critical condition.

Police say the shooting was a result of a fight over clothing.

Dixon was arrested and preliminarily charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, and a felony firearm charge.

She was sentenced to the mandatory 2 years in prison for the felony firearm charge. She was sentenced to 23 months to 10 years for the assault with intent to do great bodily harm charge.

The two sentences are consecutive.

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