Police responded to UF Health Jacksonville after a 12-year-old was admitted with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Matt Head, First Coast News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 16-year-old was arrested in the Thursday afternoon shooting of a 12-year-old on the Westside.
The teen was charged with aggravated battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Police say the victim and suspect knew each other. During the investigation, the 12-year-old referred to his shooter by a nickname.
Investigators were able to identify, locate and arrest the suspect based on further details provided by the victim's family.
During a background check, police confirmed the suspect received a felony conviction in May of 2014 and has an outstanding warrant from Clay County for burglary and grand theft.
The 12-year-old is reported to be recovering with non-life threatening injuries.
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