A Lakewood man who pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault for wounding another man in a shooting was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail.
Alex Abelson, 25, originally was charged with first-degree assault in the March 22, 2015, shooting.
The case against him began to unravel when the victim became uncooperative and Abelson raised a self-defense claim, Pierce County prosecutors wrote in court documents.
Abelson admitted he shot the victim, but only after the man sliced Abelson’s sister with a knife during an argument and threatened other people, court records show.
Defense attorney Blake Kremer argued that his client deserved a first-time offender waiver and should receive a sentence of credit for time served.
Deputy prosecutor Lori Kooiman argued for a sentence of more than two months in jail.
Superior Court Judge James Orlando granted the first-time offender waiver but gave Abelson the 30 days.
Abelson’s 20-year-old sister, Lacee Abelson, also was charged in the shooting, but prosecutors on Friday dismissed the case against her.