WARSAW — A Warsaw teen was arrested after allegedly aiding Tuesday morning’s shooter in an attempted robbery.
Naquan Rasheed Williams, 17, 515 Sophie Lane, Warsaw, is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, a level 3 felony; and attempted theft, a class A misdemeanor.
On Oct. 8, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department went to a residence regarding a report of shots fired in the area of Canterbury House Apartments. While heading to the scene, the officer learned Williams was being taken to Parkview Hospital with a gunshot wound.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officer saw a juvenile and searched him. While searching the juvenile, the officer found a large plastic bag of marijuana. The juvenile told the officer that one of his friends had been shot.
According to court documents, the officer found a man at the scene who said he had been shot in the right triceps area by Russell Keigan Harty, 18, Claypool.
The man said he was at the scene with the juvenile and two other people to meet with Harty in order to sell him marijuana. They arrived and met with Harty and Williams when Harty pulled out a handgun. Williams and Harty told the four people to empty their pockets and give them the marijuana. While attempting to flee the scene, Harty fired three rounds from the handgun. One of the rounds struck Williams in the shoulder and chest area, and a second round grazed a man in the right tricep.
Through interviews with the four people, police learned they were meeting with Harty to sell him two ounces of marijuana and that Harty and Williams attempted to rob them. Through the investigation, officers learned that Williams was an accomplice with Harty in the robbery and was shot in the confusion.
Officers later learned that Harty had stolen a 45 caliber handgun from a relative.
A warrant was issued for Harty’s arrest on Oct. 8. He faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, both level 3 felonies; criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a level 6 felony; and theft, a class A misdemeanor.
Williams was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 8, with a $20,250 surety and cash bond.