An elderly man from Piapot First Nation has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and is going to jail in connection with the alleged drive-by shooting of a 25-year-old man.
Albert Clarence Kaiswatum, 76, was initially charged with attempted murder, but on Monday he pleaded guilty in a Regina Queen's Bench courtroom to the lesser charge of aggravated assault.
The judge sentenced him to two years less a day, which is normally the maximum time that can be served in a provincial jail. Sentences of two years or more are generally served in a federal prison.
RCMP said on July 29, 2012, the victim was walking on a grid road when he was shot at and had to be treated for serious injuries.
Following an investigation, Kaiswatum was charged in August of that year.
Court heard Kaiswatum admitted to parts of the incident in jail while he was talking to an undercover officer.
Kaiswatum will be subject to a firearms ban after he gets out of jail.
Piapot First Nation is about 20 kilometres northeast of Regina.