Thursday, October 8, 2009

Rutland shooting victim guilty in Arizona

A man who was injured in a fatal shooting in Rutland has been found guilty of attempted murder in Arizona. Javon Shelton faces up to 21 years in jail after a jury convicted him last week. He will be sentenced Nov. 12. Shelton was shot in the side during a gun fight on Grove in 2008. He was one of three men city police believe was involved in a turf battle between rival crack cocaine dealers.
Shelton, who was never charged with a crime, left the city and presumably the state soon after he was released from the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his side.