A Charlottesville man is pleading guilty for his part in the shooting of a teenager last March.
Nineteen-year-old Cy-Lamarr Rojas enter a guilty plea to a felony count of malicious wounding in Charlottesville Circuit Court Thursday, December 21.
Rojas, Quintus Brooks and Tyrek Dimitri Wells were arrested and charged in connection to a shooting of a 17 year old in the area of 6th Street SE and Bolling Avenue on March 16. The teenager was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury.
Rojas is expected to be sentenced April 9, 2018.
Brooks entered an Alford plea - meaning he admits there is enough evidence to convict him - to a charge of unlawful wounding back in June, while Wells pleaded guilty to the same charge two months later.
The victim was later arrested by detectives for his role in the incident, following his release from the hospital. The teenager was charged with attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
A judge has already sentenced both Brooks and Wells to a 5-year prison sentence, but with four of those years suspended. They also get credit for time already served, so both men will only spend about eight more months behind bars.
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