Teen charged in Pa. shooting

December 09, 1998|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police have charged a teenager with attempted homicide in the Nov. 17 shooting of a Chambersburg man.

Dewayne Cobbs, age unavailable, of 26 W. Queen St., also was charged with aggravated assault and a firearms violation in the shooting of Anthony Nimley, 23, of 57 N. Second St.

He was arraigned before District Justice Gary Carter and jailed in Franklin County Prison on $500,000 bond, according to borough police.

Although Cobbs was charged as an adult, the police report says he is a juvenile.

The shooting happened at 9:24 p.m. outside 210 Birch St. Witnesses said there was an argument between a number of young men. Nimley was standing near the front door when shots were fired from a group of three or four people in the street.


The affidavit of probable cause by Detective Matthew T. Cody said Nimley was shot in the neck, right elbow and left leg. He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and then to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.

Nimley has since been released from the hospital.

Before he left Chambersburg Hospital, Nimley was interviewed by Detective Sgt. Dianne Kelso and said the person that shot him was known to him as "Wayne," the affidavit said.

On Nov. 20, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Jeffrey Bopp went to Hershey Medical Center and showed Nimley a photo lineup. The affidavit said Nimley identified Cobbs as the person who shot him.

A warrant for Cobbs' arrest was obtained on Nov. 20. The report said he was taken into custody without incident Tuesday at the state police barracks in Chambersburg.

Attempted homicide and aggravated assault are both first-degree felonies with maximum penalties of 20 years in prison.

Cobbs' preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Borough police said they are still investigating the shooting.

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