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Charges to be dropped against boy in toy gun incident, lawyers say

October 22, 2018

By Staff

Prosecutors have agreed to drop all charges against a 13-year-old Grays Ferry boy who spent three days in jail after his arrest Aug. 3 for allegedly shooting the son of a Philadelphia police officer with a plastic pellet from a toy gun.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has informed the Defender Association of Philadelphia that his office will withdraw juvenile charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of an instrument of crime against the boy, Zahiem Salahuddin, at a hearing Thursday, according to Leola Hardy, chief of the Children and Youth Justice Unit at the Defender Association, which is representing Zahiem. DEFENDER ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA A toy gun similar to the one Zahiem Salahuddin is accused of using to shoot another boy with a plastic ball in August.

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