Quote from: Woolly Bugger on September 16, 2023, 09:49:16 AMA 'slap on the wrist,' Asheville man says not enough being done to person who shot himDeplorable
On Feb. 17, 2023, Adam Edmonds drove to Sam's Club with his girlfriend and then 5-year-old daughter.
Edmonds said he was trying to back his truck into a space when a man pulled in and cut him off, taking the spot. Edmonds admitted he made a gesture to the man, but he never expected it to escalate the way it did.
Edmonds said he noticed the man sitting outside the store entrance, watching as he went in search of another parking space.
When the three of them got to the entrance, Edmonds said the man started yelling profanity at them.
Edmonds attempted to create space between his girlfriend and daughter and the man, telling the man to back up.
That's when things took a turn, and 25-year-old Tristen Joyner pulled a gun on Edmonds.
"He pulled a 9 millimeter, shot me point blank, hit me in the hip, came out my back," Edmonds said. "Two Girl Scouts were selling cookies right behind me, maybe 10 feet away."
Edmonds thinks the man who shot him should face something more than the possibility of up to 15 months of probation.
"First time offender, discharging a firearm in a public place in Asheville is a misdemeanor 'slap on the wrist' from what I'm understanding," Edmonds said.