11-year-old grazed by bullet; police found, arrested suspect

A 11-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet on Smiley Rd. 13News Now Niko Clemmons has the story

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Police found and arrested the man they say fired the shots that grazed an 11-year-old boy on May 20 in Hampton.

Investigators say that at about 11:19 Saturday night, shots were fired in the 500 block of Smiley Road.  As police responded to the scene, they learned that someone had been shot.  Officers found the 11-year-old victim, who had a graze wound. The boy was taken to a local hospital to be treated for the non-life threatening injury.

Police say the suspect, 22-year-old Erick Allen Osby, was in an older model Mercedes Benz that was traveling northbound on Smiley Road.  Osby allegedly saw a group of individuals standing in the front yard of the 11-year-old's home, and began shooting at them. One of the bullets entered the residence, striking the child inside.

Osby, whose last known address is in the 600 block of Chapel Street, has active warrants on file for one count of maiming, one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling, and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Osby was arrested in connection to the incident and charged with one count of Maiming, on count of Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, and one count of Use of Firearm in Commission of a Felony.

Jerry Babson and many of  his neighbors tell 13News Now they’re worried this won't be the last act of violence on their street.

“It's getting to where it isn't safe to go on your street,” Babson says. “I'm considering moving out the neighborhood.”

Osby has also been charged for other unrelated incidents. He's been charged with one count of Eluding Police, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Possession of Marijuana.

Osby is in custody at the Hampton City Jail.

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