Man sentenced in pub drive-by shooting

TIVERTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A Fall River man was sentenced this week to twenty years in prison for a drive-by shooting at a Tiverton sports bar last spring, after pleading no contest in court.

Scott Campbell will serve three-and-a-half years in prison, the balance suspended, according to Capt. Patrick W. Jones of the Tiverton Police Department.

Tiverton Police and fire crews responded to Benjamin’s Sports Pub on Stafford Road around 11:30 p.m. on April 6, 2013, after two shots were fired into the front of the building from a car driving by.

The pub’s front door shattered, and a 52-year-old man was shot in the back. Rescue crews rushed him to Rhode Island Hospital, but his wounds were not life-threatening.

At the time, an owner of Benjamin’s, who didn’t give his name to WPRI.com, said police were able to track the suspect down in minutes. Eyewitnesses were able to identify him.

Campbell was charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon, drive-by shooting, use of a firearm when committing an act of violence, and license of permit required for carrying a pistol.

Benjamin's Sports Pub, Stafford Road, Tiverton, R.I. (Photo by WPRI-TV)
Benjamin’s Sports Pub, Stafford Road, Tiverton, R.I. (Photo by WPRI-TV)
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