Teen accused in University Mall shooting to be tried as an adult

Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:48 AM EDT
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The teen accused of firing a gun inside the University Mall in South Burlington will be charged as an adult in criminal court.

Prosecutors say Tyshane Smith shot a handgun multiple times inside the mall in February.

It closed down the mall for several hours and sent one bystander to the hospital.

Smith was later found and arrested in Florida.

He was 18 at the time.

The case was sent to family court, out of the public’s eye, but a judge ruled the case must go back to criminal court.

Smith is set to appear again later this month.

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