Beloit woman sentenced in shooting incident

A 31-year-old Beloit woman accused of attempted murder in a 2016 Beloit shooting has been sentenced to prison on lesser charges.  Keprecious S. Richardson was accused of shooting a Janesville woman she knew in a parking lot confrontation in November of last year.  Judge Michael Haakenson sentenced Richardson this week to three years and six months in prison plus five years of extended supervision on a charge of endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm.  The criminal complaint says Richardson and 23-year-old Tyesha L. Bowman had an ongoing dispute that re-erupted at the End Zone Bar on Beloit’s near west side, followed by an incident in a nearby parking lot that led to the shooting.  Richardson said she felt threatened by three women and a man, found herself locked out of her car, so she turned and pulled her handgun and in a panic, fired toward the ground.  Judge James Daley had ruled that Richardson would be allowed to argue self-defense if the case had gone to trial.