The 27-year-old Elmira man convicted in July of shooting 5 people at an Elmira bar last summer received an 89-year prison sentence Friday.
Zecary Banks was found guilty on all 8 counts, including attempted second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and firearms, and five counts of assault. The July 28th, 2016 shooting at Patrick’s Bar on College Avenue hospitalized five people. One of the victims became a resident of a rehab center for an extended period of time as a result of the shooting. The other 4 victims were all released from the hospital shortly after the incident.
Although Banks’ consecutive sentences add up to 89 years, under New York penal law, the most time that a person can serve consecutive sentences in prison is 50 years.