Ex-Con Shot Minutes After Release From Prison
New York Post says it was a vendetta by someone he snitched on
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2014 4:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – The New York Post has the bizarre story of an inmate who got released from prison after 15 years only to be shot 15 minutes into his newfound freedom. The 33-year-old identified as Devon Williams is expected to make a full recovery, reports the Poughkeepsie Journal. The Post's sources explain that Williams got released from Otisville State Prison yesterday morning and accepted a ride from a stranger outside the facility. Authorities say that 15 minutes into the ride, the driver pulled over, and a man popped out of the trunk and shot Williams twice. He managed to stumble away to a nearby railway station for help as the two men drove off, and Williams told police that the shooter wanted revenge for Williams' snitching years earlier. Police later arrested Jerome Mack and Edgar Wilson, both 35, and charged them with attempted murder.