Suspect surrenders in shooting of boy, 7 - FOX 13 News

Suspect surrenders in shooting of boy, 7

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A 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting of a 7-year-old boy in northwest Atlanta surrendered to police on Monday.

Authorities say that Elrico Smith shot the child on Sunday after aiming at someone else in the 2600 block of Mango Circle NW. Witnesses at the scene told FOX 5 News that a car pulled up to the area and opened fire. They say the boy, who was on his bike the middle of the street, was struck by one of the stray bullets.

The boy was driven to the hospital by a neighbor. Family members say the child underwent surgery and is in intensive care at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Police say tips from neighbors led them to Smith, who is now charged with aggravated assault. Officer Kim Jones said that Smith was attempting to sell a weapon when, for some reason, he starting firing at the person who was going to buy the gun. The boy was caught in the crossfire.

Smith denied the charges as he was being led out of the police station.

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