Pair face life terms for shooting at vehicle, wounding 2 men
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Two men who fired several shots into a car occupied by two other men have pleaded guilty to attempted murder charges.
Monmouth County prosecutors say 27-year-old Rashawn Jones and 30-year-old Michael Seward, both of Long Branch, also pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault and weapons counts. They now face possible life terms when they’re sentenced May 4.
The pleas came as the men were about to stand trial on charges stemming from a January 2017 shooting at a West Long Branch motel. Both men admitted firing multiple shots into the car with the intent to kill the two occupants, although a motive hasn’t been disclosed.
Prosecutors say the shooters fled on foot but were soon captured by police. The shooting was recorded on a nearby surveillance camera.
The two victims were treated at a hospital and have since recovered.