UPDATE: Teen shooting suspect back in court June 18

RYAN HUTTON/ Staff photo Darling Magarin, 20, appears in Lawrence District Court on Friday for arraignment on charges of shooting a juvenile on Thursday afternoon. Magarin was ordered held until a hearing scheduled for June 18 to decide if he is considered a danger to society and should continue to be held without bail.

LAWRENCE — A teen-aged boy was shot in the face during a suppertime incident in the Prospect Hill neighborhood that was captured on surveillance video, according to court documents. 

The wounded teen was found lying on the ground bleeding profusely from his mouth after being shot in his right cheek Thursday evening.

He was airlifted by medical helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, according to police reports. 

An adult, Darling Magarin, 20, and two juveniles were arrested and charged by police Thursday night. 

Magarin, during a brief appearance in Lawrence District Court late Friday morning, was ordered held without bail by Judge Mark Sullivan. 

He is charged with assault to murder, according to booking records. 

Magarin is due back in court June 18 for a hearing to determine if he is danger to himself or the community at-large. 

The two juveniles arrested also were scheduled for arraignment Friday in juvenile court, which is closed to the press and public. 

Police did not release the names of the two juveniles arrested or the teen who was wounded because they are under age 18. 

At the request of a prosecutor, police reports filed in the case were redacted and names of juveniles were blacked out. 

Gunfire erupted at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Howard Street, a Prospect Hill neighborhood that contains an elementary school, the Engine 6 firehouse and many single- and multi-family homes. 

Officers who arrived on the scene found the wounded teen behind a building, on the ground, with "heavy bleeding from his mouth," according to a police report.

A female was holding the teen in her arms trying to help him and bloody towels and clothing were found nearby, according to police reports.

A live round and four casings were found by police in the area, according to reports.  

Police immediately began first-aid and were quickly joined by Lawrence General Hospital paramedics and Lawrence firefighters. 

Detectives were able to quickly access surveillance video taken from cameras located at buildings nearby on Howard Street. At least one camera captured footage of the shooting itself, according to reports. 

Magarin is believed to have been with the group of males when the teen was shot. All three males were located in an apartment complex at 333 Howard St. After they were taken into custody, police obtained a search warrant for the building, according to a report. 

A woman living on Howard Street "reported a chaotic scene as bullets were flying and everyone ran for safety," according to a report by Detective Paul MacMillan. 

The woman said she rushed to get some small children inside "so they wouldn't get shot." And she told police she saw the victim "collapse as she was trying to run from these males," MacMillan wrote. 

After getting the children to safety, the woman said she ran to the wounded teen "applied pressure to his wound and waited for help to arrive." 

Magarin was booked without issues at the police department Thursday night. One of the juveniles, however, was "irate" and "uncooperative." 

Officers had to handcuff him and wait for roughly 20 minutes until he calmed down so they could book him, according to the report. 

The shooting on Howard Street on Thursday night was the second time a teen was wounded this week. 

On Sunday at noontime, Alex Vermette, 17, of Methuen, was shot and pushed out of a car on Davis Road. 

He suffered critical injuries and remains in a Boston Hospital. 

Detectives arrested and charged a Haverhill teen, age 17, in connection with that shooting. 

He was charged with assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, armed assault to rob, carrying a loaded firearm and illegal possession of a firearm without a license. 

The two shootings are not believed to be related. 

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