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He’s been charged in an April shooting that wounded a 49-year-old man and has been named a suspect in a Saturday shooting involving a 13-year-old girl.
Monday, May 6, 2013
A 17-year-old teen was arrested Sunday in Roanoke, charged in connection with an April shooting and suspected in another on Saturday.
Roanoke police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said officers believe the teenage boy shot a 13-year-old girl in a house in the 600 block of 36th Street Northwest before 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The girl was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where her condition Monday was unclear.
Johnson did not identify either teen because of their ages.
The 17-year-old suspect was found Sunday about 11:10 a.m. at a different home in Roanoke, Johnson said. He was arrested on outstanding charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony stemming from an April 9 shooting.
In that incident, police were called to the 400 block of Harrison Avenue Northwest about 1:49 a.m. and found 49-year-old Marcus Robinson of Roanoke on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound, Johnson said at the time.
Johnson said Monday that the suspect had prior relationships with both victims.
The teen was also arrested Sunday on two charges of failure to appear in court and violating the conditions of his release from detention, Johnson said.
He has not been charged in this weekend’s incident “pending consultation with the Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office,” she said.
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