17-year-old Accused of Shooting Man in the Face

8 years 5 months 5 days ago Wednesday, May 18 2011 May 18, 2011 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:58:36 AM CDT May 18, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis teenager is accused of shooting a man in the face and firing his gun at police. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 17-year-old Jermaine Keys has been charged with first-degree assault, assault of a law enforcement officer and two counts of armed criminal action.

He is jailed and does not yet have a listed attorney. Police say the victim is stable.

The victim went to a home to pick up his son from a baby sitter on Monday. The baby sitter saw another man put a gun to the victim's head. She heard a shot and saw the wounded man drive off,
then gave police a description of the shooter's car. After an exchange of gunfire with police, the suspect was found in a wooded lot.

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