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Man gets life in prison for shooting at Chuck E. Cheese's

Posted November 30, 2017 1:18 p.m. EST

— The man convicted of four counts of first degree assault after he opened fire in a St. Charles Chuck E. Cheese's in 2015 will spend his life in prison.

Arieon D. Ford, 25, of St. Louis, was sentenced Wednesday. Ford allegedly shot a man multiple times and fired shots at three others inside the children's restaurant.

Aesian Anunique Clay, 20, was previously charged in the shooting. Sources said Clay was at the Chuck E. Cheese's for her daughter's birthday and got into an argument with the child's father.

Witnesses told police Clay then called her boyfriend and asked him to come to Chuck E. Cheese's to shoot her daughter's father. Shortly after the call, Clay's boyfriend and two others arrived and fired shots that hit the victim.

Police have not said whether Ford is Clay's boyfriend or was one of the men who was with him.