On Sunday, law enforcement in Syracuse, New York, apprehended a man they say shot three teenagers who had stolen a vehicle from the suspect’s relative.
Officers arrested 23-year-old Michael Brown on many counts related to the gunshot that injured three females, one of whom was left in critical condition.
A report shows that ShotSpotter, a technical technology employed by law enforcement, alerted officers to the incident in Syracuse’s Northside area at about 11 p.m. on Sunday.
Local reports show the driver of the stolen automobile hailed down police officers who were cruising the area immediately after the incident. Police report that all three gunshot victims were rushed to hospitals; two of the 14-year-olds are in stable condition, and the 16-year-old is in serious condition.
Two of the 14-year-olds were shot, one in the hip and the other in the leg. The 16-year-old was shot in her arm and the abdomen.
According to detectives, three teenage females took the Hyundai, and Brown went to search for it.
It was reported that Brown had found the stolen car and minors inside. Brown fired shots into the automobile, hitting the three inside during the confrontation.
Brown fled after the incident, but the police eventually caught up with him.
When asked whether the girls will be charged for the stolen automobile, police gave no clear answer.
As of the final week of October, data provided by the Syracuse, New York Police Department reveals that the city’s auto theft rate is almost 90% higher than the average for the previous five years.
According to a report, The Car Theft Prevention Act, which was presented in late October by New York State Senator Jeremy Cooney, would offer courts additional leeway in determining whether or not to release a suspect on bond or return the defendant to jail.