Man receives 20-year sentence after attempted murder

Published 9:22pm Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After being charged with attempted murder more than a year ago, Samuel Joel Baskin, also known as Samuel Joe, was sentenced to Assault 1st and received a 20 year prison sentence Monday.

The 29-year-old’s sentencing stemmed from a shooting that took place on the 1900 block of Keller Avenue at approximately 3:30 p.m. June 9, 2012.

When officers arrived, they found the unidentified victim laying on the front of a house, suffering from “multiple gunshot wounds.”

The victim was later identified as Daniel Antwan Simmons. Simmons was transported to the Vaughan emergency room with what detectives on the scene observed to be two gunshot wounds — one to the upper lest chest area and one in the left arm.

District Attorney Michael Jackson was pleased with the verdict Monday and said, “Sammy Joe needs to pack his suitcase because he is going off to prison for a long time.”

At the time of the incident Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley said the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the two individuals.

According to the official report, “Baskin stated he noticed that one of the subjects had a gun in his pocket and he knew that they didn’t like him at all.”

Baskin admitted to shooting his weapon at least five times towards the subjects standing in the 1900 block of Keller Avenue.

Baskin later led police to his weapon he had hidden inside a zipped bag. The gun was under a doghouse in the back yard of a residence in the 1400 block of Martin Luther King Street.

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