Updated: Thursday, 01 Nov 2012, 11:41 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 25 Oct 2012, 8:10 PM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A jury has found a 24-year-old Chesapeake man guilty for unlawful wounding and use of a firearm regarding an incident earlier this year.
According to Macie Pridgen with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Dominique Lamar Johnson has been recommended eight years in prison and will be sentenced Feb. 2013.
Pridgen says Johnson and a female friend went to the Mermaid's Club on the evening on Jan. 17, 2012. The same night, the man Johnson would allegedly shoot was also at the club with a group of females. An argument broke out between Johnson's friend and the victim's friends.
The victim and his friends went back to a home on South Clubhouse Road later that evening.
Pridgen says phone calls were made between the two groups of people. A group of women pulled up to the Clubhouse Road home around 3 a.m. and started to argue. The victim came out of the Clubhouse Road home to intervene when Johnson drove up with another man, at which point Johnson started to shoot the victim.
Johnson fled the scene but was positively identified by at least four witnesses. In addition, his cell phne records identified he was near the scene at the time of the shooting. Johnson had fled to North Carolina but was arrested a couple of weeks later.
The victim suffered permanent scarring and nerve damage.
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