Teen facing more charges in Franklin Twp. shooting

A Franklin Twp. teen may face additional charges in connection to a non-fatal shooting last month.

The teen is accused of using a rifle to shoot his mother’s boyfriend while he was sleeping the morning of May 25 at their home in the 3700 block of Wilson Farms Boulevard.

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The shooting caused serious injury to the victim’s right shoulder area but was non-life threatening.

The teen was charged with attempted murder and domestic violence and taken to the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Prosecutors plan to add charges of felonious assault and gun specifications against the 16-year-old boy, according to court documents obtained by this news outlet.

In addition, prosecutors also said they are considering whether or not a mandatory bind-over to adult court or adding a serious youth offender designation may be appropriate.

The teen will be arraigned on the additional charges June 15.

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The teen’s attorney, Andrew Brenner, said he would be filing a “suggestion of incompetence,” according to court documents.

The court ordered the youth to undergo a competency evaluation as well as a psychological evaluation before the next hearing date.

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