A Charleston teenager pleaded guilty in connection with a shooting near Charleston Town Center in June that left one person injured.
Shaquille Dominique Burton, 19, turned himself in after that incident on Clendenin Street. A grand jury later indicted him on charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.
Police said Burton shot several times into a vehicle that was stopped between the Civic Center and the mall to let out passengers. Terrance Bonner, 18, was shot in the arm.
The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. Two female passengers who exited the vehicle were uninjured. Police said the car was riddled with bullets.
Burton told Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib, "I shot a gun into a car in front of Town Center mall."
He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of wanton endangerment. In exchange for that plea, Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Gordon said the state would recommend that Burton be sent to the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders followed by five years' probation.
If he fails to successfully complete the Anthony Center program, Gordon asked that he be reinstated to the state's recommended five years in prison on each count. She asked those sentences to be served consecutively.
Authorities said Burton was known to them previously. Until he turned himself in, they alerted the public that he was "armed and dangerous."
Once arrested, police called him a dangerous criminal who they were glad to get off the streets. He has been incarcerated at South Central Regional Jail since his arrest.
On his Facebook page, Burton referred to himself as "YoungSavage" and posted about the shooting afterwards.
Burton will be sentenced in December.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.