Prince George’s police have arrested a 17-year-old for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old while robbing him of his cell phone in a Capitol Heights neighborhood.
Derrick Wills, of the 1200 block of Eastern Avenue in northeast Washington, D.C., was arrested for attempted first degree murder Thursday after detectives working the case found him with the stolen cell phone at 50th Street and Nash Street in northeast D.C., according to county police.
At about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1200 block of Nye Street in Chapel Oaks where they found a 16-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to his forearm, police said.
According to police, Wills walked up to the victim and demanded his cell phone and when the victim refused, he was shot in the arm. The victim was taken to an area hospital and released Wednesday, police said.
As Wills was arrested Thursday, officers also found the gun that was used in the crime, county police said.
Wills, who is being charged as an adult, is facing charges for attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, armed robbery and theft of less than $1,000. He is currently being held on no bond status, according to online Prince George’s court records.
A defense attorney for Wills was not listed with the courts by Friday, according to online court records, which show that Wills is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Dec. 19.
A phone number for Wills could not be located.