Man who claims he was ‘attacked’ before fatal shooting pleads guilty

A man charged with murder after an allegedly deadly fight has pleaded guilty.

Glen “Semaj” Sexton has pleaded not guilty to murder, according to Clark County Municipal Court records.

On March 24, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies and medics responded to reports of a shooting in the 200 block of Slayton Street in Park Layne.

Deputies spent hours working to learn what led to the shooting that killed Joseph Edwards of New Carlisle.

Clark County Communications received several 911 calls that night from neighbors on Slayton Street.

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“Someone just fired a gun. Yeah, someone was shot, someone was shot,” a 911 caller said.

As dispatchers dispatched officers to the scene, they received a call from a man, identified as Sexton, who claimed he shot Edwards in self-defense.

“I just got attacked and, uh, I shot someone,” the caller said. “He drove at me, and I was trying to back up and he just started hitting me and I fell against my car, and he kept hitting me.”

When deputies arrived at the Slayton address, they found Edwards on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was transported to a local hospital and died an hour later.

Sexton told deputies he was at the residence to drive Edwards, but they got into a “heated confrontation.”

Deputies said during the argument, Sexton retrieved a gun from the car.

That’s when they believe Edwards punched him in the face, and Sexton responded by opening fire.

Sexton is currently being held in the Clark County Jail. His bond was set at $500,000.

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