Prosecutor: Teen faces attempted murder charges, will be tried as adult

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KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) – A 17-year-old is facing attempted murder charges after a shooting incident on Tuesday evening.

Treyshon Banks also faces charges of criminal recklessness and pointing a firearm.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s partners at the Kokomo Tribune police responded to a report of shots fired on Tuesday at 8:54 p.m. in the 900 block of East Elm Street. Police say no injuries were reported.

A female victim told police in a probable cause affidavit that she was hanging out with some friends including Banks when they harassed her and threatened to shoot her.

She also said that Banks pointed the gun at her saying he would kill her. The woman said she heard gunshots as she was walking away. She then heard about three more rounds go off and could hear bullets flying by her, hitting other objects.

The woman ran and called police.

Even though Banks is a juvenile he will be tried as an adult. Law states that anyone who is charged with attempted murder 16 or older will be tried as an adult.

Banks could spend 20 to 50 years in prison for the crime. He was housed in the Howard County jail on a $100,000 bond.

Treyshon Banks remains in the Howard County jail on a $100,000 bail.

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