FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A 16-year-old was arrested in connection to the shooting of a 17-year-old boy outside Walmart during an apparent drug deal gone bad, according to Fairfield Township police.
The victim and suspect arranged to meet in the parking lot of the Princeton Road store for a drug deal around 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, police said.
"During that transaction, the juvenile victim was sitting in the driver's seat of his vehicle when the suspect shot him, police wrote in a statement released Saturday night. "The victim then accelerated the vehicle forward and struck several vehicles and a cart corral."
The 16-year-old fled the scene.
The teen victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transferred to West Chester Hospital.
Detectives arrested the suspect at Colerain High School, where he is an 11th grade student.
He is accused of aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
He is being held at the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center and is expected in court on Jan. 24.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers: 513-352-3040.