|Juvenile Wanted in Armed Assault Arrested|
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a 17-year-old male and his juvenile companion were confronted by three male juveniles shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Sunday at
Sheriff Fontoura said that one of the three juveniles, a 15-year-old, pulled a .32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver on the pair and demanded money. When the two potential victims ran the 15-year-old fired his weapon, striking the 17-year-old in the neck.
As the shooter and his companions fled the scene, the 17-year-old victim managed to make his way to a local drugstore and
The victim was subsequently transported to
Fontoura said that sheriff’s detectives and
At 1:00 a.m. on Monday,
The gun-carrying juvenile appeared in Family Court later on Monday and was released.
Sheriff Fontoura noted that in the intervening hours a ballistics match was made between the evidence found at the scene of the shooting and the handgun the 15-year-old was carrying four hours after the shooting.
As a result of the joint investigation, the 15-year-old alleged shooter is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.
The suspect was again lodged in the