SARASOTA (WWSB) - Two juveniles are in custody following a robbery and accidental shooting on Tuesday evening in Sarasota.
Around 5:00 p.m. Sarasota Police were called to BellaSol Apartments on Signal Pointe Circle for a burglary and found a juvenile boy had been shot. He was later airlifted to All Children’s Hospital.
Police say initially, at least three people were detained for questioning by detectives and four teenagers were on the scene of the incident. After further investigation, a 16-year-old and 15-year-old boy who police believe knew one another are both charged with robbery with a firearm.
The 16-year-old suspect was previously arrested, charged with participating in a gang assault on a law enforcement officer in Payne Park in Sarasota.
The 15-year-old suspect is currently at All Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. Police say everyone involved in this incident have been identified and the public is not in danger.
This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Maria Llovio at 941-364-7336 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com