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HAVERTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A request to reduce bail for a Delaware County teenager accused of shooting a classmate in the face has been denied. Seventeen-year-old James McCauley is charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Investigators say he shot 18-year-old Marquis Mays during a drug deal in Havertown, on Feb. 12.

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Police say a fight broke out between Mays — a football player at Haverford High School — and McCauley.

Court documents state McCauley pulled out a stolen .40 caliber handgun and shot Mays once.

Mays remains hospitalized in extremely critical condition.

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McCauley’s family and lawyer have said the shooting was in self-defense.