PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting two students inside a Philadelphia school gym says his client isn't responsible.
Police have said they charged Raisheem Rochwell based on surveillance video and witness information from the shooting Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter High School. Police say one bullet from a gun Rochwell was holding hit two students, wounding each in an arm.
But Rochwell's attorney, Amato Sanita, says he doesn't believe that account is accurate and says Rochwell "is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act."
The teen has been charged as an adult and remained jailed Sunday unable to post $500,000 bond. He faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 6.
The school will resume classes Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army has identified a soldier killed in a helicopter accident at a Georgia airfield as a 31-year-old special operations helicopter platoon leader.
The Army Special Operations Command says that Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter of Brooklyn, N.Y., died late Wednesday at the end of a training flight at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah. He was aboard an MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that slammed into the ground while landing. The Army is investigating what went wrong.
Two crew members were injured. Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the unit, said Saturday both are expected to make full recoveries.
All were members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which flies helicopters behind enemy lines under cover of darkness. Based at Fort Campbell, Ky., the unit has a battalion in Savannah.