Posted August 31, 2018 8:52 pm by Comments

By John Falkenberg

EVANSVILLE, IA — A man is being held without bond and a teen is in the hospital after a deal over some marijuana went bad and the dealer shot who he thought would be his buyer, WFIE reports.

The teen allegedly tried to rob him with a fake gun, and the dealer shot him with one that was hardly a replica.

As WFIE reports:

Evansville police say 21-year-old Jiles Thomas, of Cahokia, Illinois, was arrested in connection with the shooting.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. at Riverside Drive and Boeke Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 14-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Police say they found Thomas near Vann and Pollack Avenues a short time later. Thomas showed police text messages that show the juvenile contacted him to buy marijuana.

Thomas told police when they met up, the juvenile pointed a gun at him. He went on to say that he pulled a gun out and shot the juvenile once before leaving the area. Police found a replica firearm near the scene of the shooting. Officers say it is possibly …Read the Rest

Source:: Concealed Nation

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