6-year-old Tennessee boy shot in car with little sister next to him, men face charges

Published: Sep. 23, 2018 at 9:27 AM EDT
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Two men were arrested for a shooting that left a 6-year-old boy in critical condition, WREG reported.

Jacquez Howell and Larry Perry were arrested on Friday for a shooting that occurred in Memphis in August.

A 6-year-old boy was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. WREG reported he had several surgeries for his injuries.

According to the boy's aunt, he was sitting in the car when the shooting happened.

The boy's grandmother told WREG that she is relieved that the suspects are behind bars; she knows one of the men arrested.

"I just can't believe that he would do something like that because we know him, personally. May God be with you, that's all I can say," she said.

An affidavit obtained by WREG revealed that witnesses were able to identify Howell and Perry in a photographic line-up.

Both men were charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. Both are expected to appear in court on Monday."

The little boy told WREG that his leg feels better; however, he had several surgeries and has a metal plate in his leg and will have until the bone is able to grow back.

He will have to learn to walk all over again.

"He's in a wheelchair. He has to progress from a wheelchair to a walker to be able to walk again," the grandmother said.

The physical is not all he will have to concentrate on, however, as his family believes he and his younger sister need counseling. His family said his little sister was sitting next to him in the car when the shooting occurred.