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Second teen arrested in Frederick shooting of 16-year-old boy

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A second 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the Dec. 19 shooting of a third teen in Frederick, allegedly for helping the accused shooter get rid of the handgun used in the shooting, Frederick Police said Thursday.

Cory Aaron Nowalk, 17, of Frederick, was located by police at his home on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of being an accessory to a first-degree assault and with illegally transporting a handgun, police said.

Police say detectives investigating the shooting determined Nowalk helped Dylan Gray, 17, also of Frederick, hide the handgun used in the shooting in the days following it. Nowalk admitted his involvement and led detectives to the gun, which another person allegedly was involved in hiding as well, police said.

Gray was arrested shortly after the shooting on his street, which police said occurred following an argument between Gray and a 16-year-old male acquaintance. Gray allegedly shot the boy in the chest, according to police, and has been charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two gun charges.

The victim, who police have not identified, was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma in serious condition, but his injuries are now considered non-life-threatening, police said.

Both Gray and Nowalk are being charged as adults, police said.

Gray is being held at the Frederick County Detention Center. Nowalk is also being held there; his bond has been set at $10,000.

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