Lima man convicted of shooting in 2020

October 26 – LIMA – Lima-based Cameron Rogers, who pleaded guilty last month to the 2020 Lamonda Pryor shootings, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday.

That sentence is served consecutively on a 30-month prison sentence, which he received earlier this year on four different drug charges.

Rogers, 30, pleaded guilty to various cases earlier this month of criminal assault and cocaine trafficking in a deal with prosecutors. The trade offense was committed while Rogers was bailed in the criminal assault case.

The charge of aggravated assault, a second-degree crime that included a three-year specification for the use of a firearm, was related to a shooting that occurred in Lima on May 12, 2020.

According to court records, Lima police were transferred to W. O’Connor Ave. shortly after noon that day. 216 and found Pryor, 38, in the residence with a presumably non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his house in front of his leg. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Pryor told police he had arrived at the residence to drop off his children when Rogers approached him, who allegedly told him, “I have you.” Rogers then pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol and fired, the bullet hitting Pryor in the leg, according to court documents. A used cartridge case was found at the scene.

Prior to Monday’s sentencing, Rogers said he was threatened by Pryor the night of the shooting and was afraid for his life.

“If Lamonda was here I would apologize to him. But the truth is, he pulled a gun on me,” Rogers told Judge Jeffrey Reed. “I felt in danger. But I didn’t see that I won this case so I pleaded guilty. I feel like the odds are against me.”

Rogers told the judge he would serve his time and make his life better.

“When I get out (of prison) you will never see me again. I will be a better father to my children.”

Rogers was also charged by a grand jury in March of that year on a fourth-degree crime of trafficking in cocaine. He also advocated this charge in October.

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