CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police said Saturday they had made two arrests in a fatal January shooting in Cedar Rapids — including the arrest of a teen injured in the shooting.
Police said in a news release that a 17-year-old male was arrested Friday evening for the Jan. 24 shooting that killed 18-year-old Andrew Gaston and injured a 16-year-old boy with Gaston. The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter, drug and weapons counts and obstructing prosecution.
The 16-year-old boy injured also was arrested on suspicion of robbery, drug and weapons counts and obstructing prosecution. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charges with crimes.
Police say the shooting happened when Gaston, the 16-year-old and another person arranged to meet with the 17-year-old to buy marijuana, then ambushed the 17-year-old in a plot to rob him. Police say the two teens now under arrest exchanged gunfire, killing Gaston.