17-year-old ‘primary aggressor’ arrested in Tanger Outlets shooting in Glendale

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GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Police say the 17-year-old boy who started the first shooting at the Tanger Outlets in Glendale on Wednesday afternoon was taken into custody Saturday night. The teen faces several charges after a 4-year-old child and several others were injured in the shooting. Police are not releasing the boy’s name because he is a minor. The 17-year-old was released from hospital and assigned to a juvenile detention center.

According to the police, the child is still in hospital and a woman and a 15-year-old boy have also been released from the hospital. The teen was transferred to the adult system and is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond. He is facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of endangering a felony, two counts of weapon misconduct and criminal damage.

Police said the teen was arguing with another group of people at the outlet mall, including the 15-year-old and a 16-year-old boy. All three teens knew each other, but it’s unclear how. Things turned violent and Glendale police officer Tiffany Ngalula described the 17-year-old as the “primary aggressor” in the shooting. The 4-year-old boy and his 27-year-old mother were both injured in the shooting, along with both teenagers.

After the shots, customers ran out of the mall while others entered the stores. A new body camera video released Thursday shows officers with guns going to the American Eagle Outfitters store to see if anyone was inside. “Glendale Police, everyone in the store, listen to my voice,” said one officer. The following bodycam video shows other officers going to different stores and letting people know it’s safe to come out.

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