Second teen charged in Bracey Street gunfight

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2008

FRANKLIN—Police have made a second arrest in connection with a June 13 gunfight on Bracey Street in which at least 20 rounds were fired between two groups.

A 16-year-old Franklin boy is being held at the Tidewater Detention Home in Chesapeake, charged with attempted malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied dwelling and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to Lt. T.W. Whitt, a spokesman for the Franklin Police Department.

Alexander Howard Olds, 19, of Bruce Street, already had been arrested on the same charges, along with two others.

Police reported that there was an exchange of gunfire between two groups of people. The first group was walking along Bracey Street when Olds fired on people standing in the yard of a home on that road, according to Whitt. Police said Olds had been engaged in an argument earlier in the day with one of the residents of the home.

Investigators found 20 spent cartridge casings and live rounds of ammunition at the scene, along with a .40-caliber handgun.

Despite the number of shots fired and the fact that one round struck the residence, passing through the door, no one was injured in the gunfight.

The investigation continues, and Whitt asked that anyone with information call Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest could earn the caller a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Whitt said Crime Solvers calls assisted with the juvenile’s arrest.