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Man pleads guilty to shooting at UPS driver

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 20:07:05-05

CLEVELAND — A man accused of shooting at a UPS driver earlier this year has pleaded guilty.

Joel Parker, 42, shot the 55-year-old delivery driver in broad daylight in the 4800 block of Scovill Avenue in October.

Officials said Parker pointed a gun at the delivery driver and demanded money. After the victim handed him the money, Parker demanded more. That's when the victim locked himself in his truck and called 911.

Parker shot into the truck and struck the victim multiple times, according to court records.

After Parker threatened he would shoot again, the victim opened the door and game him more money, according to court records.

He fled the scene but was arrested by police a short time later.

Parker pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, robbery, felonious assaults and having weapons under disability.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 30 and is facing between 28 and 33 years in prison.

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