2 men arrested in connection with the shooting of a child in Milwaukee

Photo: Carlos Denova, Amari Watson -- Milwaukee County Circuit Court

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two Milwaukee men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a six-year-old boy on Tuesday, March 26.

Carlos Quintana DeNova, 21, and Amarri Quartaze Watson, 20, were implicated in the shooting that took place at a home near 38th and Rohr, injuring the child.

DeNova faces multiple charges including first-degree reckless injury with use of a dangerous weapon, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon by discharging a firearm into a building and possession of a firearm by a felon, among others.

Watson, for his involvement, has been charged with first-degree reckless injury as a party to a crime with use of a dangerous weapon and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.

According to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court criminal complaint, the shooting unfolded when DeNova and Watson allegedly discharged firearms near the child's home. The six-year-old was inside playing video games when he was struck in the leg by gunfire.

Investigation revealed that 11 9mm casings were found outside the home, and video evidence linked DeNova and Watson to the scene. Both men were reportedly seen leaving the area shortly after the incident occurred.

Further investigation noted in the complaint led to the recovery of firearms and additional evidence linking the two men to the shooting.

Watson was arrested on Saturday, March 30 and DeNova was taken into custody following a brief pursuit on Friday, March 29.

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