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Man originally arrested for shooting death of 16-year-old in Alachua pleads to carrying an unlicensed firearm, sentenced to 100 days in jail, 2 years probation

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

ALACHUA, Fla. – Adrian Reshard Cushion, 20, has entered into a plea agreement in a case involving the shooting death of 16-year-old Stoney Shine in Alachua on October 31, 2021.

The initial reports indicated that Shine, Cushion, and multiple other subjects became involved in a physical altercation at Maude Lewis Park at about 1:45 p.m. At some point during the altercation, Shine walked away and retrieved a firearm. Shine began walking back toward the crowd when Cushion produced a firearm and fired at Shine, striking him multiple times. Cushion was apprehended a short time later and placed under arrest for the shooting death of Shine and also charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.

At the time, multiple people on social media argued that Cushion had shot in self-defense.

On December 14, a grand jury issued a No True Bill on the homicide charge, finding that Cushion acted in self-defense. However, a True Bill was issued on the charge that he illegally carried a concealed weapon. Cushion posted bond of $30,000 on December 21. Today he entered a plea of nolo contendere to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

Judge David Kreider accepted the plea and sentenced Cushion to 100 days in the county jail and 2 years of probation, with credit for 52 days served. Adjudication of guilt on the 3rd-degree felony charge was withheld.

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    • Do you think they let him go in the name of equity?
      According to the woke crowd, it’s you know who’s fault.
      That’s what they are teaching with that CRT. Forget about cops driving around all the time like Adam12 looking for trouble…Blue lives matter….all lives matter.

  • Hopefully this guy changes his life and gets out of the streets before it cost him his life either in the ground or behind them walls but something tells me we’ll be seeing him on here in the future.

    • They solved their issue like in a wild Wild West spaghetti
      Western. Cushion was quick draw McGraw.

  • Looks like gang warfare. A 16 year old goes out to retrieve a gun. The 20 year old already had his based on info. How do we stop this activity…make a statement that it will not be tolerated. 100 days does not make a statement!

    • Not knowing all the facts of course, looks like self-defense, good result. His only crime was no it was not having a concealed carry permit. If more law abiding blacks were armed we wouldn’t have so much violence , so much black on black crime

    • Did the 16 year old juveniles’ life not matter?
      Where did Cushion & the juvenile get their guns from?
      You have to be 21 to lawfully own a handgun, right? Whomever they got those guns from needs to be charged with straw-man. Were the guns stolen?

      • Correction: you have to be 21 to legally purchase
        A gun in Florida. Where did they get their guns from?
        Whoever gave a gun to Cushion has some explaining to do…

  • We need more pro-active policing. The cops were probably at the Subway or Circle K instead of patrolling the park.

    • What do you want the cops to do…Stop & frisk?
      Cops’ jobs are dangerous and at least 2 in this gang
      Had illegal guns…it’s not the cops’ fault…what was
      The argument over that resulted in guns being pulled
      And a death?

      • The cops should be out driving around all the time, looking for trouble, like Adam-12. What they often do now is hide off in some corner (Subway, Wawa, Circle K, etc.) and wait to receive calls after a crime has taken place. I’m not sure about the city of Alachua, but it’s probably not too much different from Gainesville considering all the crime they’ve had there lately.

        • Ok. You want the cops to racial profile because they were a group of black youths with palm tree
          Hair-do’s in a park? Maybe that 16 year old would have shot the cops then…I don’t know. This is difficult
          Situation. My mom taught me to stay away from
          Trouble….were they shooting some hoops or
          Something at the park and got into an argument?

  • Don’t worry….be happy! His druggy gangbangin ‘friends’ will return the favor after he gets out….that is unless they get him while he’s in the slammer.

  • Where did the gun come from. Charge them too. Meow Wannabes cant have a normal fist fight. All over a getto ho who moved onto her next victim.

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