A 17-year-old Frederick boy was arrested Wednesday and has been charged as an adult after allegedly shooting another teen in the chest during an altercation, city police said.
Dylan Grey shot the unidentified 16-year-old boy after threatening him at a residence in the 400 block of Hillcrest Drive in Frederick, according to a news release from the Frederick Police Department.
Shots were reported to the police at about 4:30 p.m.
Detective Sgt. J.P. Hayer could not confirm whether the weapon used in the shooting had been recovered at the scene.
“This is an ongoing investigation,” Hayer said.
The boy, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, was transported to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is in stable condition, Hayer said.
During the course of the investigation, police discovered that Grey and the boy know each other and the incident was not a random event. Hayer said that he would categorize Grey and the boy as “acquaintances.”
Grey has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, handgun on person and use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, police said.
Hayer said that Grey may not be the only one charged in the incident.
“It is unclear why the altercation took place [but], through our investigation, we learned that there may be more people involved,” he said. “There are more people that may be charged.”
Grey was taken to Frederick County Adult Detention Center, where as of Thursday morning he was being held on $500,000 bond, according to jail officials.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the police department at 301-600-TIPS.