Teen Subway Shooting Suspect is Upper Darby Sophomore

The 15-year-old was arrested Thursday for allegedly firing shots into a subway car and injuring two teens.

By Kelly Bayliss and David Chang
|  Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:12 PM EDT
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Darryl Lanier, 15, was arrested Thursday for allegedly firing shots into a subway car and injuring to other teens. The accused shooter was a student at Upper Darby High School. Lanier's bail has been set at $2 million. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

NBC10 Philadelphia - Monique Braxton

Darryl Lanier, 15, was arrested Thursday for allegedly firing shots into a subway car and injuring to other teens. The accused shooter was a student at Upper Darby High School. Lanier's bail has been set at $2 million. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.

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Teen Shooting Suspect is Upper Darby Student

Police confirm the 15-year-old who turned himself in for allegedly shooting two teens on a subway car is a sophomore at Upper Darby High School.
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The teen arrested Thursday for allegedly firing shots into a subway car and injuring two boys at a North Philadelphia station was a student at Upper Darby High School, according Upper Darby Police.

Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood told NBC10 that Darryl Lanier, 15, was a sophomore at Upper Darby High School.

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Lanier was allegedly arrested at the high school the day before the shooting on marijuana charges, the Delaware County Daily Times reported

The accused shooter turned himself in to South Detectives Thursday with the help of his parents. He was wanted for opening fire inside SEPTA Broad Street Line car at the Susquehanna-Dauphin Station and injuring a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old.

Police say surveillance video caught Lanier arguing with two people inside the subway car before the shooting.

Neither of the teens shot were involved in the argument. The 17-year-old was treated and released. The 14-year-old is in critical condition.

Lanier was charged as an adult on Friday. He is charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Burglary and other related offenses.

Lanier was arraigned with bail set at $2 million. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 5.

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