When police were called to the area of Casper Avenue and Iglehart Street about 6:30 p.m., they found Wallace’s girlfriend trying to render aid to the teen who was on the sidewalk. Wallace was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Wallace’s 17-year-old girlfriend had known Amison for several years and referred to him by his street nickname “AF.” The couple had had some problems with Amison in the days leading up to the shooting, according to Assistant County Prosecutor Brad Burress. He said they included Amison breaking into a house and stealing some items, with some gunshots exchanged.
On the night of Wallace’s death, he and his girlfriend walked from Crawford Street to a friend’s house on Manchester Avenue. That route took them past Amision’s house.
A car pulled up, and Amison jumped out, according to prosecutors and witnesses.
The girlfriend said she heard Amison say, “Ya’all thought this was over.”
“She saw a gun in (Amison’s) hand, and that is when she yelled for Zach to run,” Burress said during the trial.
Defense attorney John Kaspar said the facts of the case were “awful” and a young man lost his life, but added his client was innocent.
Kaspar pointed to evidence presented at trial that others were in the car as it approached Wallace when the shooting happened.