West Valley police have arrested a 16-year-old male and charged him with attempted murder in an apparent gang-related shooting at an apartment complex.
The youth was arrested June 20 by the sheriff's office in Joplin, Mo. He apparently fled to Missouri, where he has relatives, following the shooting of James Edward Glade, according to a report from West Valley police.The teen was transported to Utah June 30 and incarcerated in the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center, after 10 days in the Jasper County Youth Detention Center, according to Lyle Cunningham, a spokesman for juvenile corrections in Missouri.
Glade, 17, of Sandy, was visiting friends at the Lake Park Apartments, 2554 S. Parkcrest Circle (1860 West), when the shooting took place. He suffered four gunshot wounds - one each to his left hand, upper left thigh, right forearm and the neck - and was airlifted to LDS Hospital for treat-ment.
According to police reports, Glade was walking out of an apartment at 10:25 p.m. when he was shot by the youth, who then fled on a 10-speed bicycle, according to witness statements in the police report.
Earlier in the evening, the suspect was allegedly taunting Glade because he was wearing a red Chicago Bulls shirt. Red is the color worn by a rival gang to the group the suspect associates with, a witness said.
Police found multiple .380 mm shell casings at the scene of the shooting that appeared to have come from a handgun.
The teen has been charged in juvenile court with one count of attempted murder, a second-degree felony. He remains in custody in the juvenile detention center.