DECATUR — A jury convicted Devoe Randall of several felonies in the shooting of a Decatur man, but hung on the question of whether he was guilty of attempted first-degree murder.
A mistrial was declared on that charge Friday in Macon County Circuit Court. The jury had earlier returned guilty verdicts on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and being an armed habitual criminal, both Class X felonies, and also found the 26-year-old Randall guilty of aggravated discharge of a firearm — a Class 1 felony — in the July 8 shooting.
Randall is scheduled to be sentenced April 24.
Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott said Monday he will need to consult with Assistant State’s Attorney Kate Kurtz, who prosecuted the case, over the details of the trial before deciding whether to retry on the attempted murder charge. Court records show the jury had retired to consider the charges at 3:11 p.m. Thursday and had returned with its verdicts at 3:02 p.m. Friday.
“We need to sit down and look at it, and I haven’t had the chance to do that yet,” said Scott.
Randall and two other defendants had been accused of targeting and shooting a 27-year-old man outside a gas station in the 2100 block of East Wood Street. The victim survived with two bullet wounds to his left kneecap.
Of the other two defendants involved, Jerrin J. Milan, 24, and Javaris J. Milan, 25, both appeared in court Feb. 13 and pleaded guilty to charges of of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a class 2 felony. Both are scheduled to be sentenced April 2 with the court agreeing to sentence caps of no more than eight years in prison for Jerrin Milan and four years for Javaris Milan.