PROVIDENCE (AP) — A 16-year-old boy who is said to be associated with a gang is facing a murder charge and other charges in the shooting death this week of a 15-year-old student outside a Providence high school.
The suspect was brought into family court Friday in a wheelchair because he is still recovering from a bullet wound to his thigh. He was held at a youth detention facility. His name has not been released. Police said he accidentally shot himself while fleeing the scene of Wednesday’s shooting outside the Providence Career and Technical Academy. Police found him about a mile away.
The victim, William Parsons, was a student at nearby Central High School. Police said he was “innocent bystander.” Officials said the suspect was not enrolled at either school. Prosecutors said that video surveillance shows the gunman arguing with three other youths before pulling a weapon from his waistband and opening fire.