Fairfield Twp. police arrested a 16-year-old male at Colerain High School in connection with last weekend’s shooting at Walmart.
The high school junior was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He allegedly robbed a 17-year-old in the middle of a suspected drug deal. Police also believe he shot the 17-year-old in the leg during the alleged robbery.
The teen was taken to the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center around 4:30 p.m. and will have an arraignment hearing at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
On Saturday, the 17-year-old was shot around 3 p.m. while he was in the driver’s side of a car in the Walmart parking lot on Princeton Road. The shot teen accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral, according to police.
Capt. Doug Lanier said detectives are working to piece together surveillance video of the parking lot and have been in contact with the 17-year-old male and his family in gathering information. The 17-year-old was treated and released from West Chester Hospital.
The vehicle used to drop off the teen, and pick him up, from Walmart was a red 2007 Toyota Camry stolen Friday from Cincinnati. The vehicle has been recovered.
The case remains under investigation.