MINNEAPOLIS - A 17-year old wanted in connection with the shooting of an infant is in custody after turning himself in to Minneapolis Police Monday.
A police spokesperson says the teen turned himself in to investigators at City Hall around 1 a.m. Investigators had been looking for him since the night of September 5, when officers were called to a home on the 2400 block of Emerson Avenue North on reports of a shooting.
Once there officers found a 2-month-old boy who had been shot in the neck. The boy's father initially told police that the child had been struck by a stray bullet outside the home. When pressed he admitted that the boy had actually been shot by his 17-year-old uncle, who was handling a gun that accidentally discharged.
The teen fled the scene in the wake of the shooting. He was arrested after turning himself in at City Hall and is currently being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Charges are pending.
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