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17-year-old arrested for shooting his friend

On 2/13/10, at approximately 12:19 a.m., a 17- year-old male was consuming alcohol with a friend in the garage area of his residence, in the 8000 block of 28 NW. While with this friend, the 17-year-old suspect produced a 25 caliber semi-auto pistol and shot his friend in the lower leg.

Both parties said that the shooting was accidental, but the suspect fled from the scene and hid the gun. The suspect initially refused to show officerss where the firearm was but changed his mind once he was placed inside a patrol car.

The suspect then appeared to want to cooperate but claimed that he couldn’t remember where he “tossed” the gun. He was later booked into Youth Service Center for Violation of Uniform Firearms Act with recommended charges of minor in possession of alcohol.

The victim’s condition is unknown.