Alleged shooter arrested

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Selma Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old male with three felonies in connection to a Saturday night shooting at Johnny’s Package Store.

Selma police arrested the juvenile, whose name has not been released, Tuesday morning at his residence on Vine Street. The suspect was charged with first-degree assault, shooting into a occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm into a occupied building.

According to Police Chief Robert Green, the suspect has been charged as a adult on each count.

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Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ed Greene said any person over 16-years-old who commits a class A felony is charged as a adult.

The police chief said this is the only suspect in the case and no other arrests are expected.

The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 24 when the suspect allegedly pulled into the parking lot of the package store and began shooting at a blue Suburban.

Two teenage girls, who had been standing near the Suburban, received minor cuts from the shattered glass. They fled across the bridge and appeared covered in blood in the lobby of the St. James Hotel. Police were contacted from the hotel. Both were treated at Vaughan Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

A store clerk was also taken to the hospital by private car after a bullet grazed his left arm. Green said the shooting took place because of a altercation between the suspect and two men inside the Suburban.

Green said Detective Tory Neely did a &uot;outstanding job&uot; in investigating the case and developing leads for the arrest.

The suspect has been booked and transported to the Dallas County Jail under a $15,000 bond.