• Shooter sought after teenage boy found shot, lying in Palm Bay road

    By: Ashley Edlund , James Tutten

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    PALM BAY, Fla. - Palm Bay police said a 16-year-old boy was shot Sunday.

    The shooting occurred on Weiman Road around 11:45 a.m., officers said.

    Officers said they received several calls about a person lying in the road.


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    When first responders arrived, they found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

    The victim was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, officers said. He is expected to survive.

    A neighbor who asked to not be identified told Channel 9 that she saw someone cut through her yard shortly before the shooting, and she saw that person running away after a shot was fired.

    Police said the victim planned to meet up with someone with whom he had been communicating through social media. They said the victim planned to sell the suspect marijuana when he was robbed and shot.

    Investigators said Anthony Martin, 16, shot the victim, and Isiah Vanderwarker, 19, helped Martin get rid of the gun.

    Martin faces juvenile charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm.


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