Both victim and 17-year-old suspect shot in attempted robbery in High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Both the suspect and the victim of a robbery were shot Thursday in High Point.
Officers responded to 1207 Filbert Place Thursday on a report of a shooting.
At the scene, officers found 51-year-old Adrian B. Smith, the resident of the home, suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the shoulder and arm.
Officers also found Endeja T. Shelton, 17, of Archdale, suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the foot and thigh.
They were both taken to the same hospital.
Police believe Shelton and a 15-year-old boy went to the address to rob Smith.
Smith was already armed when they arrived.
During the attempted robbery, a struggle ensued ending with shots fired.
Police searched the home and found evidence, including a .380 pistol, ammunition, digital scales and 2.86 grams of cocaine.
Shelton was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
He was placed in jail under a $150,000 secured bond.
Police continue to investigate and are evaluating additional charges.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.