17-Year-Old Central Maine Boy Arrested & Charged After Shooting His Brother Tuesday
A Central Maine teenager has been charged and taken into custody following an incident which ended in him allegedly shooting his older brother Tuesday.
The Kennebec Journal reports that Tuesday's incident occurred at a residence located at 31 Pleasant Drive in the Maine town of Jay. The paper says that a 17-year-old boy, and his 20-year-old brother, got into some kind of a verbal altercation a little before 1 pm.
Following the verbal altercation, the KJ reports that the younger brother took a handgun out and proceeded to shoot the older sibling. Jay Police responded to the scene after receiving reports of the shooting.
After officials arrived on scene, the 17-year-old, who remains unidentified because he's a minor, was taken into custody while LifeFlight was called in to transport the older brother. The 20-year-old was transported to Central Maine Medical Center where, at last report, he was in stable condition.
Jay Police Chief, Richard Caton IV, told the Kennebec Journal that the 17-year-old boy was charged with aggravated assault, a Class B crime, and was subsequently taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center which is located in South Portland, Maine.
The KJ says that in addition to the Jay Police Department and LifeFlight of Maine, Wilton Police, the Jay Fire Department and NorthStar Ambulance service all responded to the scene of the shooting on Tuesday afternoon.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available to us in the coming days.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.