Palm Bay teen accused of shooting man, charged with attempted murder

Victim was rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A Palm Bay teen is accused of shooting a man and is facing charges of attempted murder, according to police.
A Palm Bay teen is accused of shooting a man and is facing charges of attempted murder, according to police. (PALM BAY POLICE)

PALM BAY, Fla. – A Palm Bay teen is accused of shooting a man and is facing charges of attempted murder, according to police.

Joseph Howard, 15, of Palm Bay is also facing charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and violation of probation, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

Police said around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday officers responded to the area of Emerson Drive and Minton Road for a shooting.

Investigators said the shooting victim was rushed to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said the victim was able to identify the suspect in a photo lineup.

Officers said Howard was arrested shortly after.


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