Juvenile male charged as adult in Tanger Outlets shooting in Glendale

Mar 27, 2022, 10:00 AM | Updated: 10:05 am
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in a shooting at the Tanger Outlets that left four people injured including a child, according to authorities.

Glendale police said the teen was arrested Saturday and was being held in a juvenile jail on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

His name hasn’t been released, but police said he’s facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony endangerment, misconduct involving weapons and criminal damage.

The 17-year-old was “the primary aggressor” in Wednesday’s shooting that stemmed from a fight between armed teens and sent hundreds of shoppers fleeing from the Tanger Outlets, police said.

They said the altercation started in a central walkway area between the 17-year-old boy and two other male teens, ages 15 and 16.

Police said the three boys previously knew each other, but their relationship remains unclear.

According to authorities, the 17-year-old boy pulled out a handgun during the confrontation and started shooting at the other two teens.

Police said the armed 15-year-old boy shot back, wounding the 17-year-old plus a 4-year-old boy and the child’s 27-year-old mother.

The woman and 15-year-old have been released from a Glendale hospital after being treated for gunshot wounds, but the child remains hospitalized.

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