Two Smyrna 15-Year-Old Boys Charged With First Degree Attempted Murder

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Smyrna – Smyrna Police Department (SPD) Investigators have taken a local 15-year-old into custody following an afternoon shooting that occurred over the weekend, according to police.

Officials said Saturday, April 22nd at approximately 4 p.m. SPD officers responded to the parking lot area of Trevi Restaurant in the unit block of E Glenwood Ave for a report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, SPD patrol officers provided medical aid to a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso area.

This victim was later transported to KGH for treatment of the gunshot wound and has since been released. Investigation determined that two local 15-year-old boys shot the victim in the parking lot area outside of the restaurant due to an ongoing dispute over property, according to authorities.

Police said that detectives worked quickly to identify the shooter as a 15-year-old male of Smyrna. Police said they have also identified an accomplice as another 15-year-old male of Smyrna. Officials said the shooter turned himself in to the Dover Police Department today, April 25, 2017.

He is being charged with Attempted Murder 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a felony, Carrying a Concealed deadly weapon, and Conspiracy 1st degree. He is currently awaiting arraignment on these charges and no bond information is available.

The 15-year-old that police are calling an accomplice is currently wanted by the Smyrna Police Department for charges of Attempted Murder 1st degree, according to police.

First State Update does not identify minors charged with crimes.

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