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Man charged with attempted murder of teenager

Twenty year old Joseph Lopez, a resident of Reggae Street who allegedly shot a 17 year old boy, was charged with attempted murder when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Lopez was also charged with dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm. He was remanded into custody until April 4. The incident occurred around 8:10 p.m. on Friday, February 12. The boy reported to the police that he was walking on Boots Crescent when Lopez came up behind him and fired several shots at him. One of the bullets struck the boy in the upper part of his back. He was admitted to ward at KHMH where his condition was described as critical but stable.