Ernest Richardson, the uncle of the boy who was shot in the head on Wednesday, has been charged for his role in the shooting, the District Attorney's Office announced Friday morning.
Richardson, 22, was walking with 10-year-old Semaj O'Branty near Warren G. Harding Middle School afternoon when an unidentified person in a red Pontiac drove by and opened fire on them, hitting the boy. Richardson returned fire.
Richardson has been charged with recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime.
Authorities are asking the public for information that could help identify the individual(s) responsible for the child’s shooting by calling 911 or 215-686-TIPS.