April 13 shooting results in two arrests
The DeQuincy Police investigation of a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, Apr. 13 resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile on the following charges: Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Theft over $500, Carrying a Firearm in a Gun-Free Zone, Criminal Conspiracy, Possession of CDS Sch. I, and Bringing Contraband into a Penal Institution.
A 17-year-old male was arrested for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Theft over $500, and Criminal Conspiracy.
Investigation by the Police revealed that two males were lured into the area of the old Grand Avenue Gym along the tracks, thinking that they were going to be able to purchase some illegal drugs.
When they got to a location near the old gym, they were robbed and beaten by five males and then the 15-year-old juvenile shot one of the victims. It was revealed that the weapon used had been stolen earlier out of a home on Banneker Street.
The victim identified his attackers. Other subjects have been identified in this matter and the Police are in the process of obtaining warrants.
If any citizen has any information on the whereabouts of the pistol used in this crime, contact the Police Dept. at 786-4000.