PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy reputedly associated with a gang is facing murder and other charges in the shooting death this week of a 15-year-old student outside a Rhode Island high school.
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— Linda Borg (@lborgprojocom) September 6, 2018
The Providence Journal reports that the suspect was brought into family court Friday in a wheelchair because he’s still recovering from a bullet wound to his thigh. He was held at a youth detention facility. His name hasn’t been released because of his age.
Outpouring from witnesses, especially kids, helped the investigation in the murder of 15-year-old William Parsons, say .@ProvidenceRIPD
"We've seen the community and the kids come out and really help us, all for the same goal: to get the person who did this.” https://t.co/Uv4LHWvxsD
— Amanda Milkovits (@AmandaMilkovits) September 7, 2018
Police say he accidentally shot himself while fleeing the scene of Wednesday’s shooting outside Providence Career and Technical Academy.
The victim, William Parsons, was a student at Central High School. Police say he was “innocent bystander.”
— Providence Journal (@projo) September 7, 2018
Prosecutors say video surveillance shows the suspect arguing with three other teens before pulling a gun from his waistband and opening fire.