- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Snohomish county prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old as an adult in the shooting of another boy he thought was in a rival gang.

The Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1UEfKaO ) that prosecutors charged Sylius St. Amie with two counts of first-degree assault. His bail was set at $1 million.

Deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson says St. Amie’s gang affiliation was his motive for the Sept. 3 violence.

The victim, who is not in a gang, was walking with his sister when they encountered St. Amie.

Witnesses say St. Amie asked the boy if he was wearing blue to signify his membership in another gang. St. Amie became enraged and opened fire, hitting the teen three times and the girl once. Both were hospitalized.


Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com

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