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Charleston Man Admits Role In West Side Shooting

Reported: May. 5, 2014 11:39 AM EDT
Updated: May. 5, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bob Aaron) -- A Charleston man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and unlawful wounding charges.

Steven Thompson told Judge Paul Zakaib he shot and wounded Oliie Nicholson of Detroit, Mich., during a robbery on Red Oak Street.

Thompson, also know as "Smack," faces up to two to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 17.

Thomspon contends the gun went off during a struggle. Prosecutors said Nicholson was shot twice when he jumped out a window to escape the holdup.

Police said Thompson and another man robbed Nicholson of several thousand dollars after forcing him into a vacant house at gunpoint. The original charges included kidnapping, robbery and malicious wounding.

The victim was shot in the back and face during the June robbery.

Thompson was featured on the Eyewitness News' "Fugitive Files."



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