By: Yuritza Arroyo
Authorities in Atlantic City announced that on January 12, Leslie Washington, 39, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to second-degree Aggravated Assault and Certain second-degree Persons Not to Possess Weapons.
According to officials, Washington's charges stemmed from a shooting in Atlantic City on August 6, 2021.
Officials say Washington admitted to illegally possessing a handgun and firing a single shot through the door of the victim's home.
The shot struck the victim in the stomach and caused non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Atlantic City Police, Washington fled the scene and was not located until his arrest on September 30, 2021.
Police say Washington's plea to second-degree Aggravated Assault calls for a sentence of six years in state prison, subject to the No Early Release Act.
Once paroled, Washington will be subject to three years of Intensive Parole Supervision.
Washington will also serve a concurrent term of five years with no parole for his plea to Certain second-degree Persons Not to Possess Weapons.