The man who pleaded guilty to trying to kill a Yaletown bike shop owner almost two years ago has been sentenced.
Gerald Battersby, the man involved in a shooting, has been handed an eighteen-year sentence.
With time served, he will spend 14-and-a-half years in prison.
Battersby pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder in September.
His former boss, owner of Reckless Bikes Paul Dragan, was shot in broad daylight in June of 2014.
Dragan recovered despite initially being in critical condition.
Court heard during trial that the once-good relationship between Battersby and Dragan went downhill when a rental agreement between the two went sideways.
The shooting set off a police chase along the False Creek seawall towards Science World and shut down that part of the city for hours.
WATCH: Paul Dragan shares the experience of being shot, and the road to recovery, with Steele and Drex
Dragan says he gets little peace from a no contact order also handed down.
“He showed no remorse at any point in time, he had ample opportunity to speak and show remorse, yeah I’m afraid because if the guy gets out and he has ‘unfinished business,’ well I’m the unfinished business.”
The judge said Dragan’s continuing physical pain is only matched by his psychological trauma.
In court, just before he sat down Battersby turned to face Dragan who was sitting next to me. But Dragan says he didn’t make eye-contact with the man in the dock who once tried to kill him.
“No, I know he’d look at me, he’s done it before and quite frankly it’s one defence that I can do is not acknowledge that he exists. That’s one way for me, if you like, getting back at him because you know I can go ‘you know what, you’re immaterial to me now.’”
He says he was expecting Battersby to be confrontational to his wife as he was the last time.
WATCH: Video presented in court on Thursday September 15, shows the events that took place the day of the shooting.
WARNING: Video may contain graphic content
With files from Jeremy Lye