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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Wu-Tang Clan affiliate, who has already served two prison stints, could spend the rest of his life behind bars after a Staten Island jury on Thursday convicted him of criminal weapon possession stemming from a shooting incident 16 months ago in Concord.

Jeryl Grant, 38, was found guilty of second-degree criminal weapon possession, but acquitted of attempted murder in connection with the Nov. 16, 2013, shooting of Darnell Brown outside El Pollo restaurant at 560 Richmond Rd.

The panel deadlocked on a charge of first-degree assault.

Grant displayed no emotion as the verdict was read in state Supreme Court, St. George; however, his lawyer Mario F. Gallucci said the defendant was “upset” and intends to appeal.

“He knows he didn’t have a gun that night,” said Gallucci.

“Although I’m happy that the jury acquitted Mr. Grant of the most serious charge, I am disappointed that they were not able to acquit him on all the charges,” said Gallucci. “However, I do know the jury worked very diligently in coming to a decision.”

In her closing argument on Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Natalie Barros told jurors that Grant “intentionally tried to kill” Brown, then 33, and succeeded in wounding the victim six times.

Brown survived.

Ms. Barros said videotape surveillance at the location showed Grant holding an object in his right hand and extend his arm toward Brown in a manner “consistent” with firing a gun.

Brown attempted to return fire, but his gun jammed.

“The defendant was the initial aggressor,” said Ms. Barros, who is prosecuting the case along with Assistant District Attorney Karen Varriale. “His arm was up first. That’s the only shot he’ll have of Mr. Brown who’s (standing) with four people.”

Grant had just rounded the corner from Mary Street onto Richmond when he came upon Brown and his friends, said prosecutors.

Moreover, Grant confessed to the shooting, Ms. Barros said, telling a detective, “I shot him. I don’t remember how many times. I just squeezed.”

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