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Tempe attorney enters plea in shooting case

TEMPE, Ariz. — A Tempe attorney accused of shooting and wounding his
girlfriend’s former boyfriend has entered a plea of not guilty.

Police say 48-year-old Joseph Palmisano was arrested last month on suspicion of
attempted murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.

Police say Palmisano and Ryan Hall met in the parking lot of a business complex
as Hall was dropping off his son with his former girlfriend. An altercation
ensued and Hall was shot.

At the time of the shooting, several schools in the area were placed on
precautionary lockdowns until police secured the scene.

Family members say Hall suffered two broken ribs and one of his lungs was
nicked by the bullet.

Palmisano entered his plea Thursday. His next court appearance will be June 25
before Superior Court Commissioner Steven Lynch.

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