Jamaica Crime News, St James: The police in the parish of St James have reported that a 14-year-old teenage boy who was being sought by the police, and who was shot and injured by gunmen in Bickersteth, St James, two weeks ago has been officially charged.
The teenager was officially charged on Monday afternoon of July 30th, for wounding with Intent and Robbery with Aggravation.
He is booked to appear in the St James Family Court on Tuesday, August 7.
The police reported that the teenager was recently suspended from the Knockalva Agriculture High School and his twin brother were being sought for Armed Robbery by the Cambridge Police.
It is reported that, the accused was shot and injured by a group of gunmen in Bickersteth community on Saturday afternoon.
Reports by the Cambridge Police in St James are that, the 14-year-old accused, whose twin brother is also being sought for armed robbery is presently at hospital under police guard.
About 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, the wanted teen was standing among a group of persons outside a shop in Bickersteth community. Minutes later, an argument developed between several men who were also standing in close proximity to the shop.
The men brandished handguns and opened fire at each other. During the exchange of gunfire, the teenager was shot in his leg.
The Cambridge police were summoned and upon arrival, the wounded teenager was transported to hospital where he was admitted under police guard.
In the meanwhile, the police have reported that in May of 2018, the 14-year-old student along with his twin brother and another man, held up and robbed a bus operator of an undetermined sum of cash in Bickersteth.
The driver put up a struggle and was stabbed several times by his attacker.
Since then the twin and the other man has been on the run.