With a gun pointed at his head, 19-year-old Jevon Tyrell Shearer carefully inched a pistol out of his pants, then fired a single shot, a survivor of the February 2016 shooting that killed the Sherwood man testified on Tuesday.
Ronald Bernard Cash Jr. of Little Rock re-enacted Shearer’s slow draw at the capital murder trial of Roy Lee Boles Jr.
“I seen Jevon pulling a gun out of his waist,” Cash said, standing so the nine women and three men of the jury could see how he drew his hand across his belly. “He was moving pretty slow, trying to ease it out pretty slow so Roy wouldn’t notice.”
Boles was pointing a gun at Shearer’s head while Shearer eased his gun out of his pants, Cash said, telling jurors he ran when the pistol fired.
He told jurors he didn’t actually see the shooting, saying he heard a fusillade of gunshots as he ran for cover.
He said he was shot in the right hip, receiving a painful, bone-fracturing wound that required surgery and kept him hospitalized for a week.
“I didn’t see nothing. I just heard the gunshots,” he told jurors. “The last gunshot I heard was the one that hit me.”
When he next saw Shearer, a few moments later, the man was dead in the street and Boles was running away, Cash said.
Prosecutors Amanda Fields and Robbie Jones say Boles set Cash and Shearer up to be robbed by pretending he wanted to buy marijuana from Shearer.
The holdup attempt at West 20th and Parker streets in North Little Rock turned deadly when Shearer resisted and shot Boles, who responded by shooting Shearer three times and then fleeing, they