Man rejects plea deal, faces attempted homicide charge

An alleged city shooter from Harrisburg denied the district attorney’s plea deal Friday, claiming he’s been treated unfairly.

Ejuan Jamal Cosby, 22, of Harrisburg, faces attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault and related offenses for allegedly firing six shots at Alrashan Jones, hitting him in the leg and foot, during a dispute in the parking lot of a convenience store on Feb. 9, 2019 at 1037 High St.

Following Cosby’s alleged identification from security cameras, the U.S. Marshals Service led a month-long manhunt.

He was found in Harrisburg on March 6, 2019 and transported back to Williamsport.

For more than a year since Ejuan Jamal Cosby, 22, of Harrisburg, was offered a plea deal, his lawyer has asked for six continuances to consider.

The specifics of the deal was not disclosed in open court.

Joseph Ruby, assistant district attorney, gave Cosby a final chance to accept the deal in court Friday.

“We’ll revoke today if they don’t accept and the case will go to jury trial or he can plead guilty to all the charges,” he said.

Cosby has been locked up for 17 months and said he’s talked to others who have committed similar crimes and have received less in their plea deals.

In July 2015, 17-year-old Cosby took part in an armed robbery in the 900 block of Waltz Place, where he and three others threatened a man and woman with guns before taking valuables.

He served about three years in county prison for that crime.

His case is slated for the Sept. 22 pre-trial list.

Read more in Saturday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette.


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