A man testified Tuesday he was shot multiple times in front of his house on Citico Avenue after his "baby's mama" got mad because he planned to be the one taking the baby as a tax deduction.
Jeremiah Hicks, 21, said Tiara Moore asked him to come outside, then she watched in the car as her current boyfriend, 19-year-old Dedrick Lamont “Pain” Lindsey Jr., fired as many as 27 shots at him.
He said he was hit five times and two other bullets grazed him. He said he has to wear a colostomy bag after being shot in the stomach and can't use his right hand after being shot in the right arm. He was standing using a walker because his right knee was blown out.
Hicks said after the shots fired, Lindsey hollered out, "How'd you like that b----h a-- n----r?"
He said they had earlier had a discussion about income taxes. He said he told Ms. Moore he was going to take the deduction because he had been working and paying child support and she was not working.
He said he does not carry a gun, but he admitted he has long carried a set of brass knuckles. He said he had expected a fist fight with Lindsey and was prepared to use the brass knuckles.
The witness said he had strolled down the street and as he returned he saw a car parked across from his house. He said the car moved toward him and the gunfire started, sending him to the ground.
He said a detective had never interviewed him about the case, though Michael Wenger left him his card.
The case had to be continued until Thursday morning because Detective Wenger was not at the hearing. Prosecutor Dave Denny said he had just worked a double shift and said by telephone he did not have any further evidence to add to the case.
Judge Clarence Shattuck is presiding.