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The owner, Joseph Perry, faces four charges including maintaining dangerous dogs and dogs running at large.

BALTIMORE

Men confess to staged shooting

Two Morgan State University students have pleaded guilty in a staged shooting.

Under their plea deals, the students and a third man will each pay city police $7,500 and serve three years probation.

David Briggs and Phillip Anderson were shot in the legs May 17 during what they initially said was a robbery.

They later changed the story, saying Xavier Marshall shot them to avoid a fraternity initiation. Finally, they said the shooting was staged to help Briggs avoid a National Guard deployment to Iraq.

All three claimed to be students at Morgan State, but the school said Briggs was never enrolled there.

The three men pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment, giving a false statement to police and a handgun violation.

From wire dispatches and staff reports