New Castle teen accused of shooting into car containing 10-year-old girl
A teenager is in the Lawrence County jail on a $250,000 bond facing attempted homicide and other charges after New Castle Police say he fired a shot into a car containing a woman and a ten-year-old girl.
Police say the woman was driving along Grant Street with her daughter Wednesday evening when the mother was injured after a bullet went through the windshield.
Officers described the woman’s injuries as minor.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman was driving, and her daughter in the car, on West Grant Street around 6:20 pm when her vehicle was struck through the windshield, and was hit on her forehead by an object.
The New Castle police located a spent 9mm casing near the Penn Power substation.
The report states that a black male with a black mask and wearing a hoodie and bright yellow shoes could be seen on the security camera footage walking in the area with a gun. According to the complaint, a suspect could be seen firing the gun in the 400 block of W. Grant street, and the headed west firing additional shots.
The complaint says that the victim's vehicle can be seen crossing Green Street and Halsco Drive.
The report also notes that another younger male could be seen walking on West Grant at the time of the shooting. It states that the other male in the area was wearing black clothing, with a book bag and wearing earbuds.
The report said the other child "seems undistributed" by the shooting in his direction, and was uncertain if he heard the shots.
Detectives say the suspect, 17-year-old Jamoni Flemings, was arrested at his home in the Harbor Heights Harbor Complex.
Police say they have charged the boy as an adult. He faces seven counts that include attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a minor, and reckless endangering.
Flemings appeared before a district magistrate Wednesday night and is scheduled to appear for another hearing on May 31.