Vernon Franklyn arrested in shooting of 9-year-old boy Bronx boy

The 22-year-old is facing several charges, including attempted murder. (1/15/14)

THE BRONX - An arrest has been made in last month's shooting of a 9-year-old boy in Tremont.

According to police, 22-year-old Vernon Franklyn wounded the boy in the foot while he was on his way home from school.

It happened on Dec. 18 at East 175th Street and Prospect Avenue.

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Franklyn is facing a number of charges, including attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Cops say he was identified in connection with an unrelated shooting.

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