A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a 15-year-old boy during a street argument turned himself in to St. Petersburg police Friday afternoon.
Le’Genius Wisdom Williams, of St. Petersburg, faces a charge of attempted murder, police said.
The wounded teen was in serious but stable condition at All Children’s Hospital, police said.
The 15-year-old was involved in a verbal confrontation Wednesday night with three to four other boys — including Williams — on the 1700 block of 26th Street South, police said. During that confrontation, Williams, pulled a small-caliber handgun from his pocket and fired multiple rounds at close range, investigators said.
Williams and the other boys fled the scene of the shooting, police said. The wounded 15-year-old went to a home on the 2500 block of 16th Avenue South seeking help from the residents, who called 911.
Officers responded to the home about 9 p.m. and found the boy with several upper-body gunshot wounds.
About 1:30 p.m. Friday, Williams and his attorney went to police headquarters and turned himself in to homicide detectives, police said. The youth was to be transported to the Pinellas County Juvenile Detention Center.