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Pa. man pleads guilty in shooting

March 08, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man pleaded guilty Monday in Franklin County Court to aggravated assault in a 1998 shooting in which he was also injured.

According to court records, Lucas Ismond, 40, of 141 Greenmeadow Lane, also pleaded guilty to a firearms violation for the Jan. 8 shooting of the late Roy Morris, 27, of Shippensburg, Pa.

In exchange for the guilty plea, charges of attempted homicide and reckless endangerment against Ismond were dismissed.

Ismond faces up to 20 years in prison on the aggravated assault charge, which is a first-degree felony. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 21, according to court records.

Borough police records said the shooting was called in at 7:41 p.m. at 61 W. South St. When police arrived, they found Morris lying on the kitchen floor of the house. The report said Ismond returned to the house a short time later, also suffering from a gunshot wound.

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The report said the men got into an argument and both pulled guns and started shooting.

Morris was never charged in the shooting. Pennsylvania State Police found him shot in the head about three weeks after the shooting at a storage business in Fayetteville, Pa.

Morris' death was ruled a suicide.

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