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Juvenile found delinquent in felonious assault case

Deshawn Woods, 15, to be sentenced July 2

A Toledo teen was found delinquent today of felonious assault with a gun specification.

Deshawn Woods, 15, pleaded to the charges, which accused him of shooting Kevion Jones, 16, on June 8 at Cherry and Bancroft streets in North Toledo.

The Woods youth is scheduled to be sentenced July 2.

Lucas County Juvenile Court Judge Connie Zemmelman has discretion on the gun specification and can sentence the teen to 1, 2, or 3 years in the Department of Youth Services; a 1-year sentence on the felonious assault charge is mandatory, but the teen could spend up to age 21 in DYS.

Prosecutor Lori Olender, who oversees the juvenile division, offered to not move forward with adult certification for the teen if he accepted the plea deal.

In court today, the teen agreed that he used a gun, which was tucked into a shirt sleeve, to shoot twice at the Jones youth after the victim "threw a punch."

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