Man gets 9 years in girlfriend shooting

first_imgA man who shot his girlfriend in the legs at their Ridgefield apartment was sentenced Thursday in Clark County Superior Court to nine years in prison.Vadim V. Paliy, 28, pleaded guilty in March to first-degree domestic violence assault stemming from the Jan. 7, 2017, shooting. He initially appeared on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder but was later charged with assault, court records show.As part of his plea agreement, the prosecution dismissed a firearm enhancement that would have added more time to Paliy’s sentence.The victim, Megan Johnson, suffered a shattered right femur and flesh wound to her left leg, according to court records. In a written statement Thursday, she told the court she still does not have the full use of her leg.At about 2:20 p.m., Paliy called 911 from the parking lot of the Ridgefield Police Department and said he had shot his girlfriend and wanted to turn himself in. He said Johnson was at their apartment on North Simons Street, and was still alive when he left, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Responding officers found Paliy sitting in the parking lot at the station next to a black handgun and located Johnson at the apartment with gunshot wounds to her upper legs. She was transported to a hospital, the affidavit states.last_img

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