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June 27, 2019

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Man, 22, charged in Henderson shooting; 2 teens also arrested

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Joseph DeFrancisco

Fatal Shooting in Henderson

Henderson Police Lt. Kirk Moore briefs reporters on a fatal shooting in a residential area near Major Avenue and Van Wagenen Street in Henderson Friday, May 31, 2019. Launch slideshow »

A man and two teenagers have been arrested in a drug-related shooting Friday morning that left one dead and two critically injured in a Henderson neighborhood, according to city police.

Joseph DeFrancisco, 22, was jailed Friday on one count each of murder, burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon, Henderson Detention Center logs show. Further details on the teen suspects, ages 16 and 17, were not disclosed, but one of them was one of the people shot, police said.

The shooting was reported about 11:20 a.m. in the 300 block of Bright Sumac Court, near Van Wagenen Street and Major Avenue, police said. Officers and medics encountered a 20-year-old man who was dead and two juveniles who were hospitalized in critical condition, police said Friday.

One of the gunshot victims was found inside a car that had crashed in the area, police said. They did not provide an update on the teens' medical condition.