Bond denied for alleged high school game shooter

The 17-year-old boy accused in a shooting outside a high school football game will remain in the Fulton County Jail for the time being.

Eugene Brantley was denied bond by Judge Maureen Malone during a hearing Monday. His next court appearance has been set for Nov. 10, according to Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.

Shots were fired outside Lakewood Stadium during Friday night’s game, leading an Atlanta police officer to shoot Brantley, a Mays High School student, in the arm, according to police.

Brantley was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital late Friday. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction, reckless conduct and carrying a weapon on school property, Sgt. Greg Lyon with Atlanta police said Saturday.

Investigators believe a fight in the stadium parking lot led to gunshots being fired while hundreds of people were watching the game between Mays and Carver high schools. The game was stopped.

Brantley allegedly had a gun and was shot during an altercation with the officer, according to police. On Sunday, Brantley was transferred from Grady to the county jail.

Police believe that other students may have also been involved in the altercation. Three guns were found at the scene.

Extra security was in place at both Mays and Carver high schools Monday, a spokeswoman for the school system said.

— Staff writer Jon Gargis contributed to this report.

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