3 juveniles face charges in wake of shooting probe


GREENFIELD — Three juveniles were arrested Monday, Nov. 22, on multiple armed robbery and other charges. The arrests come after an investigation surrounding the shooting of a teenager that took place in the early-morning hours of Oct. 7 at a residence on Noble Street.

According to a news release from Chuck McMichael, deputy chief and public information officer for the Greenfield Police Department, all three were picked up without incident after warrants were issued. They were booked into the Hancock County Jail pending initial hearings.

No other details about the circumstances leading to the filing of charges were released, and the suspects were not identified by name.

According to the news release, suspects identified as “Juvenile 1” and “Juvenile 2” face four Level 3 felony counts of armed robbery and two counts of theft, a Class A misdemeanor. The third suspect, identified as “Juvenile 3,” faces 11 counts: four counts of armed robbery; one Level 5 felony count of possession of a machine gun; one Level 5 count of carrying a handgun without a license and within 500 feet of a school; one Level 6 felony county of intimidation; two Level 6 felony counts of pointing a firearm at another person; and two misdemeanor counts of theft.

Prosecutor Brent Eaton noted some of the charges may carry into adult court.

The charges come after a lengthy investigation into the Oct. 7 shooting in which a 15-year-old boy was wounded. The shooting took place around 6:40 a.m. at a home in the 800 block of North Noble Street. Charges also have been filed against one person who was present, Ethan Emilio Melendez, 17, Greenfield.

This is a developing story and will be updated. A full account will appear in the Wednesday print edition of the Daily Reporter.