Teen shooting suspects charged with robbery and battery

Gerald Bell and Jeremiah Hendricks
Gerald Bell and Jeremiah Hendricks

The two suspects in a Lafayette shooting officially charged on Wednesday

Posted: Mar 11, 2020 3:57 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The two suspects in a Lafayette shooting were officially charged on Wednesday with multiple charges, including robbery and battery. Gerald Bell and Jeremiah Hendricks, who are both 16-years-old, are suspects in the attack and shooting of a 15-year-old victim near the Bradford Place Apartments on March 3.

According to court documents, they have been charged with the following:

Jeremiah Hendricks Jr.:

  • Conspiracy to commit robbery (level 2 felony)
  • Robbery (level 2 felony)
  • Battery by means of a deadly weapon (Level 5 felony)
  • Battery resulting in serious bodily harm (Level 5 felony)
  • Pointing a firearm (Level 6 felony)
  • Carrying a handgun without a license (Class A misdemeanor)
  • Unlawful use of a firearm 

Gerald Bell was charged with the following:

  • Conspiracy to commit robbery (level 2 felony)
  • Robbery (level 2 felony)
  • Battery by means of a deadly weapon (Level 5 felony)
  • Battery resulting in serious bodily harm (Level 5 felony)
  • Pointing a firearm (Level 6 felony)
  • Unlawful use of a firearm

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