A 15-year-old Rockville boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Saturday night, according to police.
Police said they received a 911 call at around 7:58 p.m. reporting a shooting at 102 Talcott Ave. and found the 15-year-old victim, police said.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was brought to Rockville Hospital by Vernon EMS and LifeStar later flew him to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where he had emergency surgery, according to police.
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Investigators learned that several youths were using alcohol and marijuana at the time of the shooting, according to police.
Officials obtained a search warrant and recovered a firearm at the scene, police said.
According to police, officers found several people leaving the scene of the shooting, including 19-year-old Joey Maddox, of Rockville.
Officers arrested Maddox and charged him with assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, possession of a weapon with an altered ID, unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of marijuana, police said.
According to police, Maddox is being held at Vernon Police Department in lieu of a $400,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on Monday.
No one else was injured, police said.
Vernon police detectives are investigating the shooting with assistance from the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crimes Unit and the Tolland State’s Attorney’s Office, police said.
If you have any information related to this investigation, please contact Vernon police at 860-872-9126.