PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (7News) — Two masked teens who jumped on a school bus in Prince George's County and targeted a 14-year-old boy earlier this month have been arrested, Prince George's County Police Chief Malik Aziz told 7News during a one-on-one interview Wednesday.
A 14-year-old male from Suitland and a 15-year-old male from Temple Hills were arrested and charged as adults with attempted first and second-degree murder, assault and additional charges, police said in a press release.
Authorities are still looking for the third teen.
"This crime involving a young juvenile made national news," said Aziz. "I had people calling me from around the nation asking me about these things, and we're going to bring him [the third teen] to justice as we brought the other two to justice."
Watch the interview below:
On Monday, May 1, police said three masked teens jumped a 14-year-old boy on a Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) bus. The 14-year-old was the last remaining student on the bus, according to authorities.
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One of the masked teens pointed a gun at the boy and pulled the trigger three times.
All three times, the gun didn’t fire. Police later found three live rounds on the bus.
When the gun failed to fire on command, the attackers physically beat the 14-year-old. When the attackers ran off, the driver moved the bus to a safe area.
“This was an attempted murder, plain and simple. Call it what it is,” Martin Diggs, head of the bus drivers’ union, said at the time.
Diggs described the incident to 7News as a ruthless attack.
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“They pulled the trigger three times, but for some reason, by the grace of God, the gun didn’t go off and bullets flew out of the gun.”
Multiple sources previously confirmed the bus’ onboard video system recorded the whole attack, including a point-blank attempt to shoot the middle schooler in the head. Chief Aziz called the video "disturbing."
7News On Your Side has requested the school bus video. So far, we’re being told it can’t be released.
Authorities are urging students, faculty, families and staff to “see something, say something,” and to report brewing problems.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.