Brother Of 12 Year Old Troy Gunshot Victim Arrested
On Monday a 12-year old child was shot while he was inside of his home in Troy. Unfortunately for the 12-year-old boy, his injuries caused life-changing damage to his body. A bullet is lodged in his spine, and he will probably be paralyzed for life from the waist down.
Members of the Troy Police Department vowed to investigate the incident and to hold the suspects responsible. On Tuesday officers made two arrests, but the people arrested may not be responsible for Monday’s shooting.
According to News 10, Officers with the Troy Police Department’s Narcotics and Illegal Guns Division executed a search warrant of a home at 13 116th St. in Troy early in the morning on Tuesday. Members of the Detective Bureau and members of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms assisted with the execution of the warrant and the arrest of two occupants.
The house on 116th St. is allegedly the same house where the 12-year-old boy was shot. Officers have not indicated what led them to obtain a search warrant for the house, but one of the men arrested during the search is the older brother of Monday night's shooting victim.
During the search of the house, officers allegedly confiscated three guns and arrested two individuals. Two men from Troy, 23-year old Francisco R. Rivera, and 20-year old Justin T Rodriguez, were arrested on alleged weapons charges. Mr. Riviera is the older brother of the 12-year-old victim who was shot on Monday.
Both men were charged with second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. They appeared in the Troy City Court on Tuesday morning. Mr. Rivera was taken to the Rensselaer County Jail with a $50,000 bail. Mr. Rodriguez was also taken to the Rensselaer County Jail where he has been remanded without bail.