PINE BLUFF, Ark. - A 15-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the upper body Wednesday evening and a 16-year-old has been charged in the incident, police said.
On Wednesday, March 15, around 5 p.m., police said they were called to W. 17th Ave. and Elm St. in reference to a shooting.
When police arrived they said they saw a young man on his knees in the grass. Police said the boy was calling out "help me, help me" and they saw he had been shot in his right side on his upper body.
Police spoke with two witnesses, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, who both said they were walking south on Elm St. with the 15-year-old when a tan car pulled up and shot the boy.
The two boys said an unknown black male was driving the car and he drove off, traveling north on Elm St.
The 15-year-old who was shot was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The other 15-year-old and the 16-year-old were taken to detective's offices.
Police say they found one .380 caliber shell casing in the street.
Later that same night, around 10:30 p.m., police say they arrested a 16-year-old for the shooting.
They said he was taken to the Detective Division by his mom. Police say they read him his Miranda Rights in front of his mom and interviewed him.
After the interview, the boy was charged with Battery in the 1st Degree. They said he had been driving a beige 1999 Lincoln Town Car. The boy also led police to the suspect gun involved, a black Jimnez .380 caliber handgun.
Neither the suspect nor victim's identities have been released, as they are minors.
The body was found after a boating accident Friday night.
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