A Geneva man accused of an alleged drive-by shooting has been acquitted of all the felony charges he faced.
According to the Finger Lakes Times, Richard Hankerson was acquitted on all the serious charges he faced, and instead convicted of a misdemeanor count.
Hankerson faced an attempted murder, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment charge. He was instead convicted of endangering the welfare of a child.
“I think the jury did a great job in this case,” Hankerson’s attorney, Clark Zimmermann told the Finger Lakes Times. “They gave it a lot of thought and came to the conclusion that the prosecution did not prove its theory.”
Hankerson was accused of pulling up next to another person who was stopped at the intersection of Exchange and State streets in the city of Geneva in June 2020. The Geneva Police Department investigated the incident and alleged that he fired a gun then pulled away.
The victim was not struck, nor did they testify during the trial.
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