Police in New York have arrested two men in connection with the shooting of a man that happened 15 minutes after he completed a 15-year prison sentence.
The New York Post reports that Edgar Wilson and Jerome Mack, both 35, were taken into custody after shooting 33-year-old Devon Simmons outside of Otisville Correctional Facility on Thursday morning. Mack was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1999 due to testimony provided by Simmons. According to the Post, the shooting was in retaliation:
Jerome Mack, who was sentenced to 10 years for the 1999 gunplay in part because of the testimony of Devon Simmons, shot the man in the chest and leg on Thursday after laying a trap for him outside the Otisville Correctional Facility, sources said.
Apparently, Mack had this grudge the whole time. He held onto it for the whole 15 years that Mr. Simmons was away, said a source close to the investigation.
The feud began when Simmons shot Mack’s friend on a Harlem street, the sources said. He was arrested for assault, and Mack was picked up for possessing his own gun that day.
In addition, Simmons allegedly told prison officials that Mack was smuggling marijuana into prison back into 2001. This led to extra time being added to Mack's prison sentence.
Both Mack and Wilson were charged with attempted murder, while Simmons was in stable condition following surgery.
[via New York Post]