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Boy charged with felonies in Fairbanks shooting

By Associated Press 10:15 AM March 7, 2014

Police say teen fired a 9mm handgun that hit one of the apartment occupants.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A 16-year-old Fairbanks boy has been charged in a home invasion shooting that left a man with a bullet in his spine.

Fairbanks police say Chester Clifton Fields Jr. and an accomplice, 21-year-old Isaiah Cross, on Feb. 25 entered an apartment at Wedgewood Resort with guns drawn with the intention of robbing people inside.

Police say Fields fired a 9mm handgun that hit one of the apartment occupants.

Cross was carrying only a BB gun.  He was struck by rounds fired by the 30-year-old man injured by Fields. The man suffered a bullet to his spine but is expected to survive.

Fields was arrested within blocks of the apartment.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1qfQh5O) reports Fields has been charged as an adult with felony robbery, burglary and assault.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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