Teen Shot Resisting Cell Phone Robbery in Capitol Heights Community
Teenager refuses to give up cell phone and is shot in the arm, according to Prince George's County police.
A teen was shot around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday while trying to resist surrendering his cell phone to an alleged armed robber, according to Prince George's County police.
The suspect, who had approached on foot at the 1200 block of Nye St. in Chapel Oaks, ran off with the victim's phone after shooting him in the forearm, police said.
The 16-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, police said. He was to be released Wednesday evening.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Investigative Unit at (301) 772-4911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD” plus their message to CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police to submit a tip online.