CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 27 year old Ogdensburg man has taken a plea deal in connection with a February shooting in the city.
Dylan Arquitt, who was originally charged with attempted murder and other counts, pleaded guilty Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court to first-degree assault.
He was released on his own recognizance until his October 4 sentencing. He was ordered to wear an electronic home monitoring device until then.
City police said Arquitt and two other men were involved in an exchange of gunfire at 921 Caroline Street in February.
According to police, Arquitt and another man entered the home wearing masks and went upstairs. That's when Arquitt allegedly fired a .22-caliber rifle into a room with several people inside.
Police said a Brooklyn man was struck in the neck and back and fired back with a single shot from a silver Taurus handgun. He was treated at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and later released.
“Any time you are dealing with narcotics, especially when you have individuals coming from other communities to ours, what comes along with that is the potential for violence, for home invasions and things like that and that’s is really what we saw in this case in particular,” said District Attorney Gary Pasqua.
Arquitt faces 9 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month.