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Juvenile suspect captured in Blackjack Road shooting

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17-year-old charged with assault, wanton endangerment

By Sarah Bennett

Police have captured a juvenile suspect wanted in connection to a shooting last month on Blackjack Road near Radcliff that left one injured.

The 17-year-old Radcliff teen is charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

The teen was arrested April 10 and has been lodged at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center, according to the release.

Because of the teen’s age, additional details will not be released, police said.

The juvenile is accused of firing shots after 7 p.m. March 29 from a vehicle into a Ford passenger car in the 1300 block of Blackjack Road, according to KSP.

Police have said there were multiple passengers in both vehicles. The juvenile shooter was not a driver, said Norman Chaffins, Post 4 spokesman.

The car’s front seat passenger, Corey Stephens, 19, of Radcliff, was struck in the face by one of the rounds, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

On Tuesday, Chaffins said police are investigating the shooting as a possible road-rage incident.

After the shooting, Stephens traveled to a nearby T-Mart at the corner of U.S. 31W and Blackjack Road to call police.

Stephens was flown that night to University Hospital in Louisville but was released the following day.

Chaffins said the investigation continues. Detective Ryan Johnson is leading the investigation.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.