17-year-olds charged as adults for shooting at GI police officers

Two 17-year-old boys are accused of shooting at Grand Island Police officers.
Two 17-year-old boys are accused of shooting at Grand Island Police officers.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:36 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Two 17-year-old boys face felony charges as adults after shots were fired at Grand Island Police officers Friday.

Favion Lara, of Grand Island, faces three counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, two counts of attempted assault on a police officer, unlawful discharge of a firearm from or near a vehicle, and obstructing a police officer.

Omar Cervantes, of Alda, is charged with three counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, two counts of attempted assault on a police officer, unlawful discharge of a firearm from or near a vehicle and two counts of accessory to a felony.

Hall County Court records show that Grand Island Police were serving a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of West Louise Street on Friday afternoon. While investigators were outside the residence, a maroon Lincoln LS driven by Cervantes stopped within half a block of the officers. The affidavit indicates that Lara got out of the car and fired two shots at the officers in an apparent attempt to prevent them searching the residence. Lara then got back into the car and Cervantes drove away.

Police arrested both suspects Saturday. Both were scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning.

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