Bail has been set at $100,000 for a man charged in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old boy who was hit by a stray bullet while lying in bed in his Chelsea apartment.
Nineteen-year-old Christian Garcia of Everett pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and firearm offenses.
Police say Juan Lopez Delgado was in a third-floor apartment Wednesday night when he was wounded in the shoulder by a bullet fired from the street.
Defense attorney John Hayes said the case against Garcia was weak. He said his client was involved in an anti-youth violence program.
Returning home from the hospital Thursday night, the boy told reporters he'd be OK and thanked God "for letting me stay on a little longer."
This article was originally published on October 21, 2016.