OFFICERS CHARGE TWO TEENS WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER
4/11/2018 4:56:31 PM
Social media has played a role in the quick arrest of two violent Kingston teens.
Police say they used a baseball bat to attack their first victim in an alley Monday afternoon, and as his friends fled, made off with his backpack, wallet and cell phone.
Officers found him in the alley near First Avenue and Concession Street, suffering from severe injuries.
He remains in critical condition in hospital.
On Tuesday (April 10th) about 1AM, the accused visited a second victim, and in the midst of toking up in his garage, attacked him, inflicting bodily harm and attempting to choke him.
They were interrupted by another resident, but made off with a wallet and cell phone.
The 17 year-old accused was picked up near John Counter Blvd and Montreal Streets mid-afternoon Tuesday.
At about 5PM, the 19 year-old co-accused was arrested near Montreal Street and Raglan Road.
19-year-old Josh Owen Simpson is charged with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of robbery.
The 17-year-old youth is charged with attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of robbery.
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