WENY News - Man pleads guilty in Southport shooting case

Man pleads guilty in Southport shooting case

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – A man indicted in connection of a 2017 incident in which he was alleged to have fired several shots into the home of a former girlfriend has pleaded guilty, according to the Chemung County District Attorney's office.

28-year-old Wilfredo Maisonet has plead guilty to two counts of Attempted Aggravated Manslaughter in the First Degree and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

According to court documents, in July 2017, Maisonet shot at an Allen Street home in the Town of Southport with a 9 mm pistol. The home reportedly was where a former girlfriend lived.

While leaving, Maisonet then shot at two Elmira Police Department officers several times and then hid in a densely wooded area nearby for several hours.

When officers closed in to arrest him, he was still in possession of the pistol and thus, was shot by responding officers.

At sentencing, Maisonet will reportedly serve 15 years for each attempted manslaughter count consecutively, with 5 years post-release supervision.

On the weapons count, Maisonet will serve 10 additional years, consecutive to one of the manslaughter counts.

Consecutive convictions mean the defendant will have to finish serving the sentence for one offense before they start serving the sentence for any other offense.

Maisonet was previously convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree in 2011.

He was most recently released to parole supervision on March 9, 2017, just 4 months before the Allen Street incident.

Maisonet will be sentenced on November 2.

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