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15-Year-Old Accused in Broad St. Subway Shootings Being Charged As Adult

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire on a Broad Street subway train earlier this week will be charged as an adult.

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office announced today that 15-year-old Darryl Lanier now faces a number of charges including attempted murder.

Police say an argument led to Lanier firing shots while the train was stopped at the Susquehanna-Dauphin station.

Two teens were injured.  One, a 14-year-old boy, remains in critical condition (see related story).

Capt. Sharon Seaborough of the Philadelphia Police Department’s central detectives unit says she called Lanier’s parents, and shortly thereafter they turned their son in (another related story).

Other charges against the boy will include aggravated assault, burglary, conspiracy, and weapons offenses.

Bail was set at $2 million. Lanier’s preliminary hearing is set for October 5th.

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