17-year-old suspect taken into custody after shooting injures 4-year-old in Winston-Salem


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A second arrest has been made after a shooting injured a 4-year-old in Winston-Salem on March 29, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

At 9:27 p.m., police responded to the shooting on the 1100 block of New Hope Lane.

Winston-Salem police said a car drove by a crowd and someone in the car shot into the crowd.

At the scene, officers found an unoccupied vehicle that had been struck by several gunshots.

Police learned that a 4-year-old was taken to a local hospital by an adult.

Officers went to the hospital and found out that the child had been shot in the upper arm. The injury was not life-threatening.

Police said following an investigation, they believe Demus Ramsey, 19, of Mount Airy, was the driver of the suspect vehicle and a juvenile passenger fired the shots.

Ramsey is charged with accessory after the fact. He was taken into custody last week and held in the Forsyth County jail under a $7,500 bond.

The juvenile suspect, a 17-year-old, has been identified and was taken into custody on Tuesday.

No one else was hurt in the shooting.

When the 17-year-old suspect was located, he was driving a stolen vehicle, police said.

A 15-year-old was also in the vehicle and was taken into custody for possessing a concealed handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.

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