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Man convicted in 2021 Salisbury drive-by shooting case

SALISBURY, Maryland – A Salisbury man has been convicted of assault and related charges in connection with a drive-by shooting in late 2021.

On December 21, 2021, two victims were standing outside the Westside Cash Market on West Road in Salisbury waiting for the groceries they had ordered from the store when they were struck by bullets. One victim suffered a through-going gunshot wound to the leg, while the other victim was struck in the side of the head, resulting in a laceration.

Officers found three spent cartridges at the scene. Further investigation determined that the shooting was committed by the driver of a Ford EcoSport, which was located by Salisbury police the following day. The vehicle was driven by 36-year-old Antonio Jarmon, and during a search of the vehicle, police found three spent .380 caliber cartridge cases in the back seat of the vehicle. The vehicle and Jarmon's iPhone were seized during the investigation. Additional evidence linked the vehicle to the Cash Market at the time of the shooting and to two separate residences associated with Jarmon, both immediately before and after the shooting.

Last week, Jarmon was found guilty by a jury of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm in a violent crime, reckless endangerment from a motor vehicle, carrying a loaded handgun in a vehicle, carrying a handgun on the person, possession of a firearm with a prior conviction and illegal possession of ammunition.

The sentencing was postponed until the verdict is announced. Jarmon will remain in custody until the verdict is announced.