60-day term over weapon at ECSU

Associated PressFebruary 1, 2012 

— A man shot by police after taking an assault weapon on the campus of Elizabeth City State University has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

Rashaad Gardner, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor charges of bringing a gun on education property and going armed to the terror of the people. District Attorney Frank Parrish says he'll serve 26 days of his sentence because he received 34 days of credit for time served.

Gardner also was ordered not to go to the ECSU campus. Gardner graduated from ECSU in 2010.

Authorities have said that officers shot Gardner in the leg while trying to arrest him.

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