Man Shot Trying to Rob Syracuse Store Owner Pleads Guilty in Court

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Syracuse, NY – A Syracuse man shot while trying to rob the owner of a store in September admitted his guilt in court today.

Rayshawn Johnson, 29, pleaded guilty before state Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti to felony charges of attempted first-degree robbery, attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Johnson admitted being armed with a knife when he tried to rob an employee of the Los Amigos convenience store at 204 W. Brighton Ave. Sept. 27.

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Assistant District Attorney Kari Armstrong said Johnson was threatening owner Ruben Colon with a large knife when Colon pulled out a gun to defend himself.

The prosecutor said Johnson tried to grab the gun away from Colon and was shot once in the side when the gun went off during a struggle over the weapon. Read more

 

Source: syracruse.com

 

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