Two Kentucky teens charged in shooting that blinded 5-year-old boy
Published 4:57 am Friday, July 23, 2021
Two Kentucky teens have been charged in connection with a shooting that blinded a boy just days before Christmas last year.
Michael Lemond, 18, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault Wednesday after police accused him of firing into a Lexington house at 2 a.m. on Dec. 21. One of the shots struck 5-year-old Malakai Roberts and Roberts’ mother, Cacy Roberts.
Malakai was permanently blinded by the shooting after one of the shots went through his head.
Lemond was also charged with two counts of wanton endangerment. He has been in jail since May on unrelated charges.
A second suspect, 18-year-old Teyo Waite, has also been charged in connection with the shooting. He’s charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and two counts of wanton endangerment.