Police: Man charged in shooting of 12-year-old Syracuse boy
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting of a 12-year-old Syracuse boy who was hit by a stray bullet from a nearby fight that erupted into gunfire.
Police Chief Frank Fowler says Alberto Pinet was arrested Friday for the shooting Wednesday night of sixth-grader James Springer III. Springer was hit in the stomach and was driven to a hospital by a woman at the scene. He later died. Springer was the second child fatally shot on a Syracuse street in a week.
Fowler said the intended shooting target was someone Pinet had a dispute with. He said Springer’s stepmother was grazed by a bullet in the abdomen.
Police say Pinet doesn’t have a lawyer yet to comment.
Fowler says there could be more arrests.
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