Police arrest teen in connection with shooting at apartment complex


A 16-year-old was arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex Saturday.

The teen, whom the Post is not naming due to him being under 18 years of age, was arrested on charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The teen turned himself in to authorities.

Police had been searching for the suspect since Saturday afternoon when he and another 16-year-old were involved in an altercation at the Grove Apartments, located in the 2000 block of Southeast Lennard Road.

Witnesses said he left the area on foot, and police had initially thought he could be hiding in one of the apartments in the complex.

The victim’s relatives took him to a nearby hospital, where he was still being treated for his injuries Saturday night. Police did not release details on where or how many times he was shot.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

LATEST: 2 pipe bombs explode at Central Florida mall 
LATEST: 2 pipe bombs explode at Central Florida mall 

Two pipe bombs exploded Sunday evening inside a Central Florida mall. The improvised explosive devices were found inside a corridor near the JCPenney at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, according to news reports.   The Lakeland Ledger stated that the fire department was called to the mall at 5:22 p.m. for a smoke alarm, which then escalated...
Hotel evacuated after man walks in carrying multiple firearms, police say
Hotel evacuated after man walks in carrying multiple firearms, police say

Police in Henry County searched a hotel in McDonough on Monday morning after getting reports of an armed man at the hotel.
NEW: Gardens police find woman passed out in car with baby in car seat
NEW: Gardens police find woman passed out in car with baby in car seat

A suburban Palm Beach Gardens woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel of her vehicle with an infant in the back seat. Palm Beach Gardens police on Thursday arrested Dominga Velasquez-Domingo, 30, on charges that include child neglect, DUI and driving without a license. She was released from the Palm Beach County Jail...
NEW: How to register for Race for the Cure this week in Wellington
NEW: How to register for Race for the Cure this week in Wellington

Want to register for this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure but not sure how to do it? The organization will have registration pop-ups throughout the county, including one in Wellington, ahead of the Jan. 27 race. Registration fees start at $10 for children, $35 for untimed participants and $40 for time participants. You also can register...
NEW: Minto donates $75,000 to Seminole Ridge home-building program
NEW: Minto donates $75,000 to Seminole Ridge home-building program

Seminole Ridge High School’s Weitz Construction Academy has started building its seventh home for Habitat for Humanity, and the program is getting some help from a new partner. Minto Foundation Inc. – a charitable arm of Minto Communities, the developer behind the new city of Westlake – recently donated $75,000 to the academy and...
More Stories