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4 charged in connection with critical shooting of 11-year-old boy

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Keon Malone was critically wounded in a shooting on March 22. Keon Malone was critically wounded in a shooting on March 22.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Two months have passed since an 11-year-old boy was shot in the head by a stray bullet, but Metro police said they have caught those responsible.

Police said two grown women got into a fight. As a result, Keon Malone was critically wounded.

Investigators said they had every intention of catching and prosecuting the four people who they said are responsible.

"It's not right that they can't play in their own yard without someone drive-by shooting," said Kathy Mills, Keon's grandmother.

"These people need to be caught and get off the streets before they hurt someone else's child," Mills added.

Police said Porscha Medaries got into a fight with another woman. She then involved her uncle, Jamar Medaries, and Brandon Scott. That was when bullets began flying.

Metro police found at least 15 shell casings on the ground that Sunday afternoon in east Nashville. The neighborhood was full of children.

Keon happened to be in a nearby condominium at the time. He was visiting his grandmother and standing in her doorway. A stray bullet struck him in the head, leaving him critically wounded.

"I just want justice for my grandson," Mills said.

This week, officers took Scott into custody without incident. Porscha Medaries turned herself in on Friday morning. A Crime Stoppers tip led to another suspect, Vadra Jackson, who is believed to have worked with Porscha Medaries on the day of the shooting.

When police tried to arrest Jamar Medaries, he tried to hide.

"He got up in the attic, fell through the ceiling, tried to scramble up underneath the couch," Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said. "The couch was still moving with him trying to conceal himself. When the officers entered, they flipped the couch over and there he was."

Police already arrested Jamar Medaries once. The courts released him when a witness did not show up in court. He is now back behind bars, along with his three co-defendants.

"Suffice it to say that we believe all four individuals are culpable," Aaron said.

Keon survived the gunshot wound. The last time Channel 4 spoke to his family, they said he managed to move his foot.

Keon remains at a rehabilitation hospital in Atlanta.

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