Officials: Man Pleads Guilty To Shooting Victim During Robbery Attempt


Deputy Attorneys General Allison Abessinio and William Leonard secured a guilty plea from a 21-year-old Wilmington man facing charges of shooting another man during an attempted robbery.

In September 2017, Josiah Morgan and Diandre Polk approached the victim on the 2400 block of Monroe Street. The men spoke and then Morgan pushed the victim to the ground and hit him in the head with a gun as Polk rummaged through his pockets.

As the victim stood to walk away, Morgan shot him in the stomach. Morgan pleaded guilty to Assault Second Degree, 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Attempted Robbery First Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree.

A Superior Court judge will sentence Morgan in July. Polk pleaded guilty in August 2018 to Attempted Robbery First Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree and was immediately sentenced to 5 years in prison, followed by 6 months of either home confinement or work release followed by 10 months of probation.

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