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Boy, 16, charged in Nanticoke shooting to remain jailed at an adult facility

May 3—WILKES-BARRE — A 16-year-old boy at the moment charged as an adult for his alleged function in a drive-by shooting that critically injured a 14-year-old boy in Nanticoke will remain jailed at the Lackawanna County Prison.

A assessment listening to on the jail placement of James Alberto Jr. was held earlier than Luzerne County President Judge Michael T. Vough on Friday.

Vough requested Alberto if he’s attending instructional lessons and being refrained from adult inmates. Alberto mentioned he’s attending lessons and is housed from older inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison.

Assistant District Attorney Julian Truskowski mentioned efforts to discover a placement for Alberto in a juvenile detention facility has been unsuccessful.

Alberto has been housed at the Lackawanna County Prison since his arrest by the Pennsylvania State Police at Wilkes-Barre in September for the shooting that injured one other juvenile in the realm of West Green and Maple streets, Nanticoke, on July 21, 2023.

Investigators in court docket information say Alberto was a passenger in a stolen 2014 Hyundai Elantra allegedly pushed by a 16-year-old boy from Wyoming Borough.

Alberto reached out the automotive window and fired a number of pictures, placing the sufferer in the pinnacle and ankle, court docket information say.

Investigators in court docket information imagine the 14-year-old boy was focused in retaliation as Alberto believed he made disrespectful feedback a couple of deceased toddler.

After the shooting, the Hyundai was set on hearth in Plymouth.

Alberto is charged with felony conspiracy to commit felony murder, felony conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, reckless burning, arson and theft.

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