WILKES-BARRE — Last week, a Wilkes-Barre man learned he would be spending up to 20 years in prison after admitting he shot a man during a drug deal in Exeter last year.
Shaquan Rogers-Jordan, 20, known on the streets as “Nu Nu Cartel,” pleaded guilty to a count of attempted homicide before Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas in court last week, records show.
Prosecutors accused him of shooting Austin Naples in the chest last October during a botched drug deal in Exeter.
Lupas accepted Rogers-Jordan’s guilty plea, and immediately sentenced him to serve between nine and 20 years in prison. He was given credit for 310 days for time served.
Other charges, including two counts of aggravated assault and a count each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, were withdrawn by prosecutors.
According to police, Rogers-Jordan traveled to Naples’ home in Birchwood Estates on Oct. 24. He was accompanied by two other Wilkes-Barre men, Dominick Harvey, 22, and Jordan Hall, 20.
The three men allegedly went to the home with the intention of ripping off Naples, who reportedly had a lot of marijuana.
During the transaction, Rogers-Jordan pulled a gun, telling Naples to give him the money and the marijuana.
Naples tackled Rogers-Jordan, leading to a scuffle that spilled outside, which ended with Naples shot in his chest. The victim suffered significant damage to his lung. After the shooting, police say Rogers-Jordan, Hall and Harvey fled.
Officers said they identified the three men as suspects after Hall’s ID card was found at the scene.
Rogers-Jordan was remanded to a state prison to begin his sentence. Meanwhile, both Harvey and Hall are awaiting trial on robbery charges.
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