Man sentenced to 25 years in murder attempt

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A 20-year-old Salisbury man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for the attempted murder of another 20-year-old Salisbury man last May.

Brian Karl Jones was also sentenced in the Circuit Court by Judge Newt Jackson a consecutive sentence of five years for the use of a firearm in a felony.

Jones was convicted in November of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and an array of other charges. An investigation conducted by the Salisbury Police Department and the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit revealed that on May 13 Jones shot a 20-year-old victim in the lower torso in the area of Wali Plaza, located at 1122 Parsons Road.

The shooting and subsequent search for the suspect led to the rerouting of school buses and temporary lockdown of Pemberton Elementary School.

The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery and survived.

Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Kristen Schultz and Assistant State’s Attorney Pamela Correa prosecuted the case.

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