A 17-year-old boy was arrested last night after Allegheny County police said he shot a 19-year-old man Monday night, jumped a fence and was spotted hiding in a garbage can.
Javon Thornton, of Wilkinsburg, has been charged as an adult with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and gun violations.
At his arraignment this morning, a judge ordered that Javon should be held in the Allegheny County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Officers from the Swissvale and Edgewood police departments went to the 7700 block of Westmoreland Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Monday. They found the 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left leg.
Two Edgewood police officers spotted a boy, whom police later identified as Javon, running from the scene and chased him toward the intersection of Lloyd and Edgewood avenues, where he ditched a gun, according to a criminal complaint.
Javon ran behind a building, jumped over a 6-foot high fence and hid in a garbage can, police said.
Officers found a 9mm pistol and several shell casings.
Police wrote in the complaint that the 19-year-old told them the two had a fight and Javon pulled a silver semi-automatic handgun out from under his shirt and fired at least four rounds.
Liz Navratil: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1438 and on Twitter: @LizNavratil. First Published August 6, 2013 12:00 AM