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Man sentenced in Smithfield apartment shooting that injured two

Posted April 14, 2014 12:48 p.m. EDT

— A Detroit man who was arrested in a 2012 shooting at a Smithfiled apartment that left a mother and son injured has been sentenced to 15 to 19 years in prison.

Sameer Edgar pleaded guilty Thursday in Johnston County Superior Court to two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and 24 counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property.

Investigators said Edgar and two other men – Cornel Breon Harper and Mister Premier Height, both of Kinston – went to an apartment at 38 Townbridge Drive on Sept 5, 2012, and fired multiple shots. Jalissa Wallace and her 8-year-old son, Jeremiah, were struck. Detectives at the time said the shootings were neither random nor domestic in nature.

Johnston County Assistant District Attorney Davis Weddle told the court that Jalissa Wallace was struck in the neck, and her son was shot in the spine. He is paralyzed from the waist down.

The disposition of the other suspects’ cases was not immediately available.