Man turns himself in after shooting
Published 9:53 pm Monday, May 16, 2016
Selma man turns himself in to authorities after allegedly shooting a man in the back Sunday night.
Ronardo Lewis, 39, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault after being accused of shooting a 29-year-old Selma man during an altercation.
“After the altercation, the suspect came to the police department and turned himself in,” said Selma Police Department’s Lt. Sam Miller.
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Miller said Lewis and the victim were leaving a party when the two got into a verbal altercation in the suspect’s vehicle.
The situation escalated, according to authorities, into a physical confrontation both inside and outside the vehicle.
Miller said, at some point, the suspect pulled out a 9mm firearm and shot the victim once in the back.
The suspect was treated at Vaughan Regional Medical Center and later released.
Lewis appeared in Judge Robert Armstrong’s court for a bond hearing on Monday.
District Attorney Michael Jackson said prosecutors asked for a $250,000 bond, but a $20,000 bond was set.
Lewis will return to court June 7 for a preliminary hearing.