Man Sentenced In Massena Shooting, Stabbing

Man Sentenced In Massena Shooting, Stabbing

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A 23 year old man is going to prison in connection with an August shooting and stabbing in Massena.

Damion Giarratano was sentenced Tuesday in St. Lawrence County Court to 9 years in prison and 5 years post release supervision.

He pleaded guilty to robbery and assault.

Three other suspects, 25 year old Alan Green, 31 year old Amanda Terrance and 36 year old Richard Herne were accused of taking part in an August 3 attack in a Cook Street apartment.

The robbery left Anthony Lewis in critical condition with a shotgun wound and Sergey Barsukov with machete wounds. (Police originally spelled the name 'Bursukov').

One of the victims of the stabbing and shooting attack told police in a statement that the attackers used a three-foot machete knife and then a gun.

In machete victim Barsukov's statement, he described how four people wearing masks ordered everyone to the floor.

Barsukov's apartment mate ended up grabbing a gun pointed at him. When Bursukov tried to help, he was slashed in the hand and foot.

Barsukov's roommate, 31 year old Anthony Lewis, was shot in the chest as he continued to struggle with his assailants. Then he managed to lock himself in his room.

The assailants fled, taking cell phones and wallets.

Terrance and Green have also pleaded guilty in connection with the case, but have not yet sentenced.

Herne has pleaded not guilty.

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