A Jury on Friday afternoon found a Hopewell Township man not guilty of attempted first-degree murder for firing an AK-47 assault rifle at a car with two women inside during what police said was a cocaine-fueled episode.
Trial began Tuesday for Shawn Carmichael, 37, and jurors began to deliberate Thursday at 3 p.m.
Carmichael was found guilty of the charges of aggravated assault, being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and resisting arrest.
He will be sentenced Nov. 18 at 11 a.m.
According to court documents, Carmichael threatened Jaquilla Hannible with the AK-47 during a domestic dispute inside his home, but left before police arrived and was walking down the street with his assault rifle.
Hannible and her mother, Patricia Jones, jumped into Hannible's Ford Explorer and drove after Carmichael, who Hannible told officers was "ill on cocaine," documents state.
The two women found Carmichael a block away, lying on the ground on the front yard of a home, police said.
Hannible offered to take Carmichael to the hospital, but he "responded by firing the AK-47 at the Ford Explorer," court documents state.
Several rounds struck the SUV, causing Hannible to lose control and crash into a parked vehicle, police said. Neither she nor her mother was hurt, police said.
When officers arrived, neighbors were reporting seeing Carmichael rolling around in a nearby field with the rifle, police said.
He had taken off and discarded his jeans and boots and was lying facedown on the ground, soaked, and wearing boxer shorts and a shirt and tank top, documents state.
Police said he became combative with officers and resisted arrest, resulting in being shocked with a Taser.