Woman arrested in connection to teen shot in Brevard County, police say

Investigators were at the scene of a Brevard County neighborhood after a teen was shot.


The shooting happened at the Hammock Harbor Apartments in Rockledge early Sunday morning.

Channel 9 learned that a 15-year-old boy was shot and one person was arrested in connection to the case, but not the shooter.

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Rockledge Police stayed on the scene for hours, but they are still trying to track down who was behind the gun.

In a video, detectives can be seen looking for any evidence left behind in the playground and using metal detectors to comb through the area.

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Investigators said the teen was already lying on the ground with a gunshot wound when they arrived at the scene.

The teen was transported by helicopter to Arnold Palmer with a trauma alert.

Because the victim is a minor, Rockledge police have not said where the shooting happened or identified his name.

But police said they had arrested Chanel Williams, 35, in connection to the case.

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The police department said she was not the shooter but gave the minor a gun.

This gun was not the weapon that shot the teen.

Rockledge police told Channel 9 that Williams was acting as the guardian for the teenager and she is not related to the boy.

Williams is charged with child neglect, providing a minor with a gun and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and unsafe storage of a gun.

Documents show Williams had two domestic violence cases with children, but those records are sealed.

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