Teen Charged In Shooting Of Homestead Boy

HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) – A 17-year old boy has been charged with attempted second degree murder in the weekend shooting of a 10-year old Homestead boy.

The teen will make his first appearance before a judge Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened on Saturday around 11:30 p.m. The injured boy’s mother, Felicia Day, said her older son got into an argument with a group of teens walking by their house to a party down the street. Day says at one point one of the teens drew a gun handgun and started shooting.  According to the teen’s arrest report, the teen fired four or five shots, one which hit Jamel Brown in the backside.

“I ran outside because I knew my kids was outside, so I wanted to go outside to make sure they was okay,” said Day.

But her younger son was not.

“He ran in and he was shot,” said Day. “He was shot one time with a .22 and the bullet traveled. It came back in and it went out the other way so it left four holes in his buttocks.”

“We were playing football, me and my cousin, and then the boys came right there, they started talking mess to my brother, and then my brother got mad and told them get away from my house,” said Jamel Brown. “They started shooting and they shot me and then I ran into the house I told my mom my butt was hurting…I thought I was going to die.”

The injured boy was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital and released the following day

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