By Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man accused of having shot a teenager who threw snowballs at his car has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Twenty-two-year-old Jerquan Dickson of York entered an open plea in York County Court on Thursday to one assault count.

Other counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangering were dismissed.

Witnesses said they saw Dickson follow the 15-year-old until they were out of sight and then heard seven gunshots.

Police said Dickson told them he fired a warning shot into the air and several other shots into the snow.

Defense attorney Bill Graff called the actions “out of character” for his client, whom he called “a meek, mild kid.”

He said Dickson has accepted responsibility and knows he will most likely be sentenced to prison.

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