Charges have been dropped for one of three teenagers accused in the Trinity Gardens parade shooting in February.
A judge on Wednesday dropped charges against Isaiah Kelly, ruling there was not enough evidence tying him to the case.
The other two suspects, Demetris Hunter and Hassan Jones, waived their preliminary hearings. Their cases will be sent to a grand jury.
A detective testified Hunter and Jones were found with guns in their possession, but Kelly was not. Another thing that factored into the judge’s decision was that no witnesses actually saw the shooting.
“Apparently all they had was he was there,” said Joseph Altadonna who is representing Kelly. “But so were a whole bunch of other people at a parade and running when shots were fired.”
Three people were injured in the February 17 shooting, which happened on Main Street right after the parade.
The three suspects were confronting the victim in a previous shooting which Kelly has been accused of committing, according to a detective who testified. The previous victim was not one of the three people who were hit.
Some of the victims of the parade shooting came to court for the hearing but did not testify.