15-year-old charged with attempted murder in Bradenton shooting

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a man at the Bradenton Village apartments on Sept. 11, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

In a press release issued Thursday morning, detectives say Jermaine Wilson Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent and discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.

About 9:20 a.m. Sept. 11, police made found the victim at the apartments with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say Wilson became a suspect early on in the investigation and warrants were issued for his arrest the day after the shooting.

The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Anyone with further information can call Detective Jay Gow at 941-932-9373.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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