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Teens charged in shooting in Lehigh

January 8, 2014
By MEL TOADVINE ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Two teenaged males were charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after they surrounded Sunday, Dec. 29 after a shooting incident that injured two other teenagers in Lehigh Acres.

The two arrested were Arvis Brown, 16, of 130 Gretchen Ave. and Jaheel Tyrone Potts, 18, also of 130 Gretchen Ave.

According to investigators from the Bravo District of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, two patrol units responded to reports of gun shots at 4614 Douglas Lane in Lehigh.

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Arvis Brown

Deputies said they met with victims a male, 16, and a female, 19, who said they had been shot at and their arms, legs, foot, hands and face were injured. Investigators said buckshot caused the injuries.

The two victims said they not only saw the shooters, but also recognized their voices and the two teenagers identified the suspects as Arvis Brown and Jaheel Tyrone Potts.

A K-9 track was initiated at the location that the suspects were seen firing four gunshots from, investigators said.

They said that K-9 Triton and his handler, Deputy Robert Elwell tracked to the rear of a south side duplex at 130 Gretchen Ave. South, which is where the two suspects live.

Lawmen set up a perimeter surrounding the house and eventually Potts and Brown surrendered, investigators said.

The charges came when Detective Nolen found probably cause existed for the arrest of the two suspects for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, use and or display of a firearm during a felony, discharging a firearm in public and possession of a firearm by a minor.

The 19-year-old victim said she was outside her home when she and her brother heard the first shots. She claimed one of the suspects had come to kill her the night before.

"They started shooting and they heard my mother say she was calling the police, and the shooter said, 'oh you can call the police; I'm still gonna shoot,' as he began firing at the victims.

The victims were taken to a hospital and were treated and released.?



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