Three Teens Arrested in Redwood Avenue Shooting

Panama City, Fla. - Three teens are now facing charges in a Friday afternoon shooting.

The incident happened at about 4:40 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Redwood Avenue.

Deputies tracked down the suspects through witness interviews when they ran away after the shooting.

Maleak Rawheem Bostwick, 15, of 730 Elm Avenue was captured first. Deputies along with officers from the Panama City Police Department tracked down two other suspects Benjamin White, 16, and Kentarious Lavonee McNeil, 16, at a home about one mile from the scene of the shooting.

"Investigators believe that Bostwick and White went to the scene of the shooting earlier yesterday and, finding the owner away, burglarized the home stealing miscellaneous items, and then met up with McNeil," deputies wrote in a news release. "The three men then formed a plan to go back to the residence on Redwood and burglarize it again."

However, when Bostwick and White returned intending to commit a second burglary with McNeil, they did not see a vehicle in the driveway and assumed the residence was still empty. When they entered, they were confronted by a friend of the homeowner.

"A verbal argument ensued and escalated," deputies wrote. "Finally, it is believed Bostwick drew a firearm and shot the victim in the side. The three suspects then fled."

Bostwick is charged with burglary of a dwelling, conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling, and aggravated battery with a firearm.

Benjamin White is charged with burglary of a dwelling and conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling.

Kentarious Lavonee McNeil was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary of an occupied dwelling.


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