A man who repeatedly shot a restaurant worker in Las Vegas’ Chinatown last year has been sentenced to seven-to-18 years in prison.
Rashawn Gaston-Anderson, 24, was silent at his sentencing hearing on Monday, according to the Associated Press. Last month, he pleaded guilty to felony mayhem and attempted robbery with a weapon, dodging trial with a plea deal that could lead to the dismissal of three other cases against him.
The victim, Chengyan Wang, was deep-cleaning Shanghai Taste in the 4200 block of Spring Mountain Road on Dec. 20, 2021, when Gaston-Anderson broke in at around 3 a.m. He “defiantly” tried to fight the intruder, according to managing partner Joe Muscaglione.
Wang was shot 11 times, seven of which were critical. He took four bullets to the abdomen, one to the shoulder, another through the neck and one to a hand.
Subscribe to NextShark's Newsletter
A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.
Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.
Many people might not know this, but NextShark is a small media startup that runs on no outside funding or loans, and with no paywalls or subscription fees, we rely on help from our community and readers like you.
Everything you see today is built by Asians, for Asians to help amplify our voices globally and support each other. However, we still face many difficulties in our industry because of our commitment to accessible and informational Asian news coverage.
We hope you consider making a contribution to NextShark so we can continue to provide you quality journalism that informs, educates, and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for supporting NextShark and our community.