11-year-old Georgia boy arrested for robbery, shooting at victim
An 11-year-old and a 15-year-old are under arrest.
Valdosta Police posted on Facebook the two juveniles first ran into a woman’s house on Jan. 15. The woman inside shot at the two and they ran away.
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While officers were speaking with the woman, police received another 911 call.
Investigators say two juveniles robbed a man as he tried to sell a PlayStation 5. The man told police the two opened fire on him as he drove away, hitting his car twice.
“This is an alarming incident. The fact that an 11-year-old had a firearm and shot at someone is disturbing. I am proud of the work of our officers and detectives to hold these juveniles accountable. We are grateful that no one was injured.” Said Valdosta Police Chief Leslie Manahan.
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The mother of one of the boys allowed police to search their home. Police say they found evidence inside the home.
The 11-year-old was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, and reckless conduct. The 15-year-old was charged with armed robbery party to the crime, aggravated assault party to the crime, and criminal damage to property in the 2nd-degree party to the crime.
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The juveniles were arrested and detained at a regional youth detention center. Detectives also tracked down a 16-year-old who had the stolen PlayStation. The 16-year-old is charged with theft by receiving stolen property.
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