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Sailor shot expected to make full recovery

Mother says Anthon Adams faces months of treatment, rehab after Thanksgiving shooting

Anthon Adams, pictured here with his daughters, is expected to make a full recovery after he was shot three times on Thanksgiving.
Anthon Adams, pictured here with his daughters, is expected to make a full recovery after he was shot three times on Thanksgiving.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A Navy sailor who was shot while visiting South Florida for Thanksgiving is expected to make a full recovery.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said Anthon Adams was standing outside his mother's home in North Lauderdale watching his daughters play with his nephew when Terrance Jolly and a group of men got into an altercation with Adams' brother.

Adams was trying to stop the fight and get the children out of harm's way when Jolly pulled out a gun and shot him three times, deputies said.

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Jolly was arrested Tuesday on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Detectives said Simmons is a career criminal who has been arrested in Broward County nine times since 2007 on charges including battery, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest. He had just recently been released from jail prior to the shooting.

Sandra Adams remained by her son's side Thursday at the intensive care unit at Broward Health North after he was shot three times on Thanksgiving Day.

"He needs to be off the street," Sandra Adams told Local 10 News in response to Jolly's arrest.

She said her son remains in a lot of pain and faces months of treatment and rehabilitation, but she is thankful that he's expected to survive.

"It's going to take a while," she said. "It's a long process. But he'll get there."

Adams was visiting from Georgia, where he is stationed in the U.S. Navy.

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