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Man shot moments after walking free from prison after serving 15 years behind bars

By Mason White 11:38 AM October 12, 2014
Edgar Wilson (left) and Jerome Mack 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man in New York, was shot by an old rival only minutes after being released from prison.

For the past 15 years, Devon Simmons, 33, called prison his home.

On the day he was released, he was shot by a man who wanted to settle an old fight, which occurred between him and Simmons in prison years ago.

Simmons had intended to catch a train home from prison in Otisville, to his home in New York City on Thursday morning.

Instead, a man offered him a ride home, which he accepted. However, Simmons had no idea that there was another man hiding in the trunk of the car.

Jerome Mack, who knew Simmons from prison, was armed with a gun. During the trip, the driver pulled over and said that he had to relieve himself.

As he stepped out of the car, Mack came out of the trunk and shot Simmons, who was out of prison only 15 minutes.

The suspects fled, leaving Simmons bleeding on the side of the road. He managed to stumble to a nearby train station to get help.

Simmons, who had been sentenced for assault, sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon, was able to identify his attackers before being hospitalized for treatment. Simmons is expected to make a full recovery.

Police arrested the driver, Edgar Wilson, and Mack, both 35, in their apartment in New York City on Thursday morning.

They were charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. They are both being held in jail without bail.