The two 18-year-olds allegedly robbed Roberto Rodriguez for cigarettes while he was sleeping under a bridge. Sergel allegedly used a .357 magnum to demand cash.
“When they didn't receive what they wanted, they shot the man in the torso,” Wallace told Channel 2.
Rodriguez was left paralyzed from the waist down after a bullet hit his spine, according to an arrest warrant.
Police used SWAT forces to make the arrest because they didn’t know if Sergel would be armed.