- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A man who fired a deadly shot over his shoulder while fleeing from gunfire has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter.

Union County prosecutors say 27-year-old Larry Mays, of Elizabeth, faces a 15-year state prison term when he’s sentenced Dec. 12. He entered his plea Friday, admitting he fired the shot that struck 19-year-old Abdul Hinton, who was also fleeing the initial gunfire.

The August 2012 shooting occurred at the Oakwood Plaza housing complex in Elizabeth.

Prosecutors say Mays and Hinton were among a group standing outside a unit when several unidentified men approached them and opened fire.

As the group members ran off in various directions, Mays took out a .45-caliber handgun and started firing it as he ran. One of the bullets struck Hinton, who died the next day.

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