Courtney Nifong has been handed a prison sentence of 144 to 185 months after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon, firearm by felon, and malicious maiming in relation to a 2020 shooting in Asheville, North Carolina. The shooting, which left one person injured, was captured on surveillance showing Nifong at the scene. Nifong, who reportedly confessed to the shooting, claimed in court that he was hallucinating at the time of the incident and expressed remorse to the victim.
Buncombe County Shooting Resulted in Severe Sentence for Perpetrator
The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed a man has been sentenced for a 2020 shooting that injured one individual. Courtney Nifong has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, firearm by felon, and malicious maiming. His sentence amounts to 144 to 185 months in prison.
Asheville Police Department Investigation Details
The Asheville Police Department officers had responded to a gunshot report on Deaverview Road on November 26, 2020. Upon arrival, they discovered a victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Nifong was later identified on surveillance, wearing loose clothing and a mask around the time of the incident. He voluntarily confessed his involvement in the shooting to the officers.
Court Appearance and Nifong’s Statement
In court, Nifong claimed he was hallucinating at the time of the shooting. He extended an apology to the victim and showed remorse for his actions.