LANCASTER – A 51-year-old man accused of shooting a man to death outside a Lancaster home must stand trial, a judge ruled Monday.
Freddie Wayne Grigsby was held to answer to one count of murder in the Aug. 23 death of Vance Lamar Jones. Jones, 47, was shot multiple times outside a home in the 500 block of West Oldfield Street.
The last of the three witnesses, who were inside the home during the shooting, testified Monday. (Read the other two witnesses’ testimony here).
Sha’Meka Wilson, testifying under grant of immunity, said she was addicted to PCP, and Jones, who was her supplier, had been staying at her home for about a week and a half before he was killed.
On the day of the incident, Jones was upset because he felt that he may have been shorted some drugs, Wilson testified. Wilson said Jones and two other people she had met on the bus that day were at her home when Grigsby came by.
Wilson said Grigsby and Jones went outside to talk, but she could not hear the exchange because the television was too loud.
Wilson testified she heard about three gunshots, and then she looked out her front window and saw Grigsby standing about five feet from her doorway.
“I saw G-Man (Grigsby) shooting in the direction of my front door,” Wilson said.
“I hear ‘Ah! Ah! Ah!’ so I opened the door and Vance [Jones] fell down into my doorway,” Wilson said.
Under questioning from defense attorney, Jamal Tooson, Wilson said she did not see Grigsby shoot Jones because she could not see Jones from where she stood by the window. Wilson also said she did not see Grigsby when she opened the front door, therefore, she could not say how Grigsby had left the area.
Wilson’s testimony capped a two-day preliminary hearing that began on October 16. Superior Court Judge Christopher Estes ruled that there was enough evidence for Grigsby to stand trial. Estes also denied a defense motion to reduce Grigsby’s $2 million bail.
Grigsby is due back in court on Tuesday, Nov. 20 for felony arraignment.