CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man who shot himself during an attempted robbery two years ago was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 40 months to seven years in state prison.
Stephon Antonio Young, 21, formerly of 281 Park St., pleaded guilty in May to criminal attempt to commit robbery in the March 26, 2004, incident on South Church Street, according to court records.
Waynesboro police records state that Jose Fausto and three friends were approached by two men with handguns. One of the men put a gun to Fausto's neck and began going through his pockets, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
Fausto knocked the man's hand and the gun away from his neck, and the victim and assailant struggled for the weapon, police said. Fausto twisted the man's arm behind him, the gun went off and the assailant dropped the weapon and fled, records state.