An attempted murder charge has been dropped against 17-year-old Monica Little in connection with a shooting on Vanderbilt Street two weeks ago.
Little and two male juveniles were charged with attempted murder following a shooting that sent three teenagers to Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.
Authorities say it was a dispute between two groups of teenagers that led to the shooting, where a male juvenile allegedly fired a single-shot from a 20-gauge shotgun from a front bedroom window at a group of four teens standing on a porch.
The shot peppered three of the teens, according to Lieutenant Don Miller with the Stephenville Police Department.
Following the shooting, Little was arrested and taken to the Erath County Jail, where she was held on a $100,000 bond.
But late last week, the District Attorney’s office dropped the attempted murder charge. District Attorney John Terrill said the case is still under review by the Stephenville Police Department and charges could still be filed against Little in connection with the shooting.
Meanwhile, the two male juveniles remain in a juvenile detention facility, charged with attempted murder.
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