A day after a 17 year old Sumner High School student was shot in the street in front of the school, police have taken a suspect into custody.
Earlier in the day, police said they were looking for an 18 year old suspect that was "known to the victim." Late this afternoon, police confirmed they had a suspect in custody, but were not releasing the name until an official arrest warrant is issued.
The victim was hospitalized after he was shot in he rear end outside of the school around 3 p.m. on Monday. It was about 45 minutes after classes let out. The victim is a football player and was heading to practice across the street.
Tuesday, Sumner High School responded to the shooting by closing the street in front of the school to most traffic during school days. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., only staff can drive down Cottage Avenue and park. District officials said the change is permanent.
Extra security guards were on hand at school today and we could see several city police cruisers circling the area just before school let out for the day.
It's not clear what motivated the shooting. The school district representative says the school does not know. Police say they are still investigating.
A teammate on the victim's football team said the victim was recovering from his injury at home. Monday afternoon, police said he was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatning injury.