LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The 17-year-old arrested for firing shots at the Tippecanoe Mall last month is being charged as an adult.
Iyon Erves faces six felony charges:
- Attempted murder
- Two counts of attempted battery with a deadly weapon
- Two counts of intimidation
- Criminal recklessness
Police were called to the mall by witnesses in the parking lot who saw the suspect fire into a group of people on Dec. 27. They said the shooter then ran into the mall.
When police arrived, they were approached by someone who said he had been the target. He had gotten in a fight with Erves inside the mall and decided to take it outside, that's when Erves allegedly pulled out the gun.
Police found him behind the counter of a store owned by his mother. They say they found a gun, ammunition, and a jacket matching the one described by witnesses in the store's backroom.
He also faces two misdemeanor charges:
-Carrying a handgun without a license.
The Sheriff's office said he has not yet been transferred from juvenile detention to the county jail.
This story will be updated.