A Falmouth man was sentenced to 7 to 8 years in state prison Thursday in connection with a 2014 shooting in Mashpee. According to a Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office release, 22-year-old David A. Byron pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a rifle, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building in Barnstable Superior Court.
The charges stem from an incident in a Mashpee neighborhood on March 29, 2014. On that day, Byron shot Herman Andrade of Falmouth with a rifle. Andrade sustained serious injury, the DA's Office said. Byron and an alleged accomplice were arrested in Maine the following day.
Judge Gary A. Nickerson sentenced Byron to 7 to 8 years in state prison on the aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge. He was further sentenced to 3 years to 3 years and one day in state prison (concurrent with the assault and battery charge) on the illegal gun charge. On the other charges, Byron was sentenced to 3 years probation from and after the committed portion of his sentence, the release said.
Assistant District Attorney Edward F. X. Lynch was the prosecutor. The investigation was conducted by the Mashpee and Barnstable Police Departments, the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office and the Massachusetts State Police.