HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A former Huntington City Council member is going to prison after being convicted in connection with an April 2019 shooting.
Tom McCallister, who is also a former mayoral candidate in Huntington, was sentenced Thursday to 2-10 years in prison.
McCallister was convicted last month on charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm while committing a felony.
The conviction was connected to the shooting of Ron McDowell Jr. McDowell was paralyzed as a result of the shooting. He died last October.
McCallister claimed the shooting was in self-defense.
McCallister’s brother, Johnny McCallister, was originally a co-defendant but the charges against him were dismissed by a judge.