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UPDATE: Teen accused of shooting 15-year-old boy in face headed to trial

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 12:53:16-05

A Jackson teenager accused of shooting another teenager in the face will stand trial.

A Jackson County judge decided there is enough evidence to send Tyrel Stewart to trial on charges related to the September 1 shooting near the King Center. A 15-year-old boy sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the face.

Stewart is charged with attempted murder, two counts of felony firearm, carrying a firearm with unlawful intent and felonious assault. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison on the attempted murder charge if convicted.

Stewart was arrested in early October during a traffic stop.

Stewart is also a suspect in the shooting of a 17-year-old who was boarding a bus at T.A. Wilson Academy on September 26. That investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.