Prosecutors intend to file a motion to have a 15-year-old boy, charged with two counts of attempted murder, tried as an adult, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
The release said prosecutors came to the decision after Jackson police investigators informed the District Attorney's Office about the facts of the case in Saturday's shooting.
The teen had a detention hearing Monday in Madison County Juvenile Court on charges of two counts of attempted murder. Judge Christy Little ordered him to be held at the detention center pending a transfer hearing.
The release said at 9:36 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a shooting outside Wedgewood Apartments, located at 961 Old Hickory Blvd. A 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to the side. He was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was admitted for his injury.
The investigation indicates that there was a fight earlier in the evening, the release said. Afterward, the 15-year-old boy left, returned with a gun and then began shooting. He shot the 16-year-old boy once in the abdomen and then shot at a 20-year-old man.
The release said officers arrested the 15-year-old boy, about 30 minutes after the shooting, at his home on Tracewood Cove.