A 14-year old has been arrested for the shooting at Danbury Mall last week. Danbury Police say the juvenile was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace.
A 15-year old girl was shot in the upper chest Wednesday night, and her injuries are considered non-life threatening. The mall was placed on lockdown, but an investigation determined that the assailant fled before police arrived.
The Danbury teen's handgun was recovered.
A warrant was issued Friday and the 14-year old turned himself in yesterday. He was accompanied by his parents and attorney, and later transported to the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center. The investigation is continuing so related court documents have been sealed. Because the victim and the assailant are under 16 years old, police say their names will not be released.
Danbury Police say at least 8 people were involved in the altercation. Police say the victim was part of the group. As of Thursday, the teen was in stable condition at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. It remains unclear if she was the intended target.
Mutual aid was provided by the FBI, State Police, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the Southwest Regional Emergency Services Unit and police from Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, Redding and Ridgefield.