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Teen arrested in Newport News shooting

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Sep 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-15 12:14:55-04

Newport News, Va. – Newport News police have arrested a teen in connection with a shooting that took place last week.

On Friday evening, September 12, 2014, police arrested a 17-year-old Newport News male at his home in connection with a shooting that happened on September 10. The suspect has been charged with one count each of aggravated malicious wounding, robbery, possession of a firearm by a juvenile and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and is being held in juvenile detention. The robbery charge stems from the suspect taking the victim’s cell phone, police say.

The victim remains hospitalized.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Police and medics responded at 9:50 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the area of 23rd Street and Wickham Avenue.

Responding officers found a 17-year-old Newport News male suffering gunshot wounds. The victim was transported, by medics, to a local hospital.

Witnesses told investigators that the victim became involved in an argument and that two to three black males began walking behind the victim when someone in the group fired several shots, striking the victim.

The victim remains hospitalized, police say.

At this time, there is no further suspect description and no information about a motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.