Father and Son Arrested in Shooting of 14-Year-Old Boy

Categories: Crime
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Marcus Leslie: convicted felon, father, role model
A 17-year-old kid and his stepfather were arrested today in connection to a shooting of another teen in the city's Western Addition neighborhood earlier this week.

Officer Albie Esparza says a search warrant led police to the teen and his stepfather, 39-year-old Marcus Leslie, both of whom were booked into jail. The 17-year-old, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was charged with attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon. His father was charged with being a convicted felon and addict in possession of a firearm.

On July 21, police responded to the 1500 block of Eddy Street at about 4 p.m. on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 14-year-old boy who had been shot in the face. Investigators believe the victim was being chased by the 17-year-old, who then pulled out a gun and shot the boy.

Witnesses who saw this daylight violence were able to identify the shooter. Officers later tracked the suspect down on the 600 block of Larch Street. Not only did the cops find the suspected shooter, but they found the gun, too. After a search of the kid's room, police confirmed they found ammunition as well as a .380-caliber firearm -- the gun that matched the description of the firearm used in the shooting.

In dad's room, police recovered a stolen .45-caliber pistol, additional ammunition, and some marijuana.

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