A 16-year-old boy was held for court on attempted homicide and related charges for allegedly shooting at a group of people outside Hopwood Motel March 10, 2018.
Sean Aaron Crump of Uniontown was 15 when he allegedly fired about five shots at four people after a brief fight at Dollar General earlier that day. No injuries were reported in the shooting. Crump was charged as an adult.
Deshaun Shy testified he saw Crump at Dollar General, where he was buying food with three other people to take back to the motel. They were staying at the motel with a fifth person. He said they talked to Crump, recognizing him from school, and began fighting. Stanley said Crump had a gun and Shy testified he punched Crump in the face.
Later that night when they were at the motel, Elijah Harris said he called, saying he wanted to meet with them and talk about what happened. They went outside and Crump was allegedly near the bushes with a gun. Shy testified Crump fired two or three shots in the air, and they hid behind a vehicle as he allegedly continued firing toward them.
David Leasure testified he was in a hotel room when he heard about five “popping sounds.”
“I froze for about 60 seconds. I was trying to decipher in my head what it was,” he said.
He went outside to find the window of his Honda Accord was shot, he testified. There were three other bullet holes in the car. He said it cost about $900 to repair.
Bruce Kang, whose wife owns the motel, testified bullets went through the office. Another bullet went into the door of a room, he said. It cost about $5,000 to repair the damages.
Crump’s attorney, Rodney Blaine Jones II, argued the attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges should be dropped because there were no injuries. He also asked to reduce the number of counts of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and recklessly endangering another person, saying some of the counts were “erroneously charged.”
Assistant District Attorney Sean Lementowski argued the statutes for attempted homicide and aggravated assault do not require injuries.
“I believe shooting a firearm at four persons is attempt to cause serious bodily injury,” he said.
He further argued there were additional people in the motel who could have been injured, constituting the recklessly endangering another person charges.
Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Jeffries held all charges for Fayette County Court. Crump faces four counts of attempted homicide, eight counts of aggravated assault, five counts of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, 10 counts of recklessly endangering another person and two counts of criminal mischief.