An Atlantic City man was found guilty Friday of attempted murder in the shooting of two teenage cousins in 2012.
Roger Howard, now 21, demanded the shoes of the men — then ages 18 and 19 — about 10:40 p.m. Oct. 13, 2012.
The teens ran, with Howard firing after them. One victim said Howard took the Air Jordans off his feet after shooting him, then walked away.
Detective Franco Sydnor led the investigation, which led to a warrant issued for Howard a few days after the shooting.
He was arrested that December by Atlantic City’s SWAT team, Special Investigations Section and Intelligence Unit, along with Hamilton Township police and the FBI.
Earlier that year, Howard was the victim of a shooting himself. He was shot that January at a convenience store where he stopped for lunch.
The jury convicted Howard on 12 counts Friday, including two counts of attempted murder, robbery, six counts of aggravated assault and weapons offenses.
The charges of attempted murder and robbery each carry potential prison terms of 10 to 20 years when he is sentenced April 25 before Superior Court Judge Michael Donio. He would have to serve at least 85 percent of any sentence under the No Early Release Act.
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