Charges Filed In Bruno Shooting

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 7:33 am

Charges have been filed against Eric Lee Josephson, the 21-year old Bruno man accused of shooting another man in the leg over the weekend. Josephson faces two counts of second-degree assault for shooting of Nicholas Jenson.

According to the criminal complaint, Jensen attended a party at Josephson’s residence on Saturday night, but apparently wasn’t wanted there. After investigating, the Sheriff’s office believes that Josephson fired a rifle at Jenson’s car twice as he drove away. When questioned by police, the criminal complaint states Josephson admitted to shooting Jenson and throwing the gun in some nearby weeds.

When investigators examined the car Jenson was driving, they found two bullet holes located in the drivers side of the box. Both of the holes were at the front of the box and angled sharply towards the cab. Investigators believe both bullets traveled into the cab and hit the seat where Jenson was sitting, presumably hitting Jenson as well. Blood was also observed on the seat in several locations.

Statements obtained from witnesses have lead the sheriff’s office to conclude that Josephson was angry at Jenson for attending the party, and that when he asked Jenson to leave, Jenson defiantly drove his vehicle around in circles. At that time, two shots were fired and one witness reported that shortly afterwards Josephson was heard repeatedly saying “I am going to jail. I am going to jail.”

Bail has been set for Josephson at $100,000.00. Chief Deputy Steve Blackwell will likely have more on this case when he comes in Thursday morning for the Sheriff’s report. Sheriff Robin Cole is out this week.

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