JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On Wednesday afternoon, a jury convicted a 21-year-old man of multiple charges related to a 2011 shooting.
A jury convicted Ulrick Watson of attempted murder in the second degree, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a news release from State Attorney Angela Corey's office.
The release said in August 2011, Watson shot at Jerome Jones and Ibri Bryant. The shooting happened after Watson and Bryant had a verbal argument regarding Bryant making a hand gesture at Watson's sister.
The release said during the argument, Watson fired a gun into the air.
Watson and several other people then followed Jones and Bryant as they walked away. The release said two fights then broke out and Watson pulled the gun again, this time shooting at the two and not in the air.
Bryant was shot in the chest and a bullet hit Jones in the leg, the release said.
"Anyone who shoots at another individual because of a hand gesture is a danger to society, and I'm glad the jury came back as they did," said Assistant State Attorney David Thompson.
Watson has four prior felony convictions and is currently under sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Watson is scheduled to be sentenced November 26 and faces a maximum of 50 years in prison.
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