Assault charges against a defendant were dismissed Wednesday in General Sessions Court when the victim testified that the person charged was "the wrong man."
When the accused, Alvin Frederique, was brought in, he told Judge Clarence Shattuck that he was not guilty.
The victim, Teddy Terry, agreed that Frederique was not the man who shot at him. Frederique said he had "never seen (Terry) in my life."
Police responded to a call from Terry on Oct. 11. Officiers said that after they arrived, Terry told them he had been driving north on Arlington Avenue when a man driving south suddenly cut in front of his vehicle.
He said a man then jumped out and fired a .40 caliber gun at his windshield; he was still in the driver's seat. Terry said when the man started coming toward him, he jumped out of his car. Terry told police that the man said he was going to take Terry's wheels and then shot in the direction of his feet. Terry was not injured, but bullets and shell casings were later found on the street.
Frederique matched the description of the perpetrator and was arrested on an outstanding warrant. After both men said they did not know each other, Judge Shattuck dismissed the charge.
Both Frederique and Terry have lengthy rap sheets.