Evansville Police have arrested a man following the shooting of a 14-year-old boy Friday night,
 
Officers arrested Jiles Thomas of Illinois on obstruction of justice and marijuana charges.
 
The shooting happened at the corner of Riverside Drive and Boeke Road around 8:30.
 
Officers say when they arrived on scene they found the boy with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
 
According to Thomas, the 14-year-old boy met with him for a drug deal and during that deal, the boy pointed a gun at him and tried to rob him.
 
Thomas told police he was armed and shot the boy one time and then fled the scene.
 
Police later found Thomas near Vann and Pollack Ave.
 
The 14-year-old boy is hospitalized and expected to survive, he is not being charged with a crime at this time.
 
Investigators have ruled the shooting self-defense.
 
The investigation is on-going.

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(This story was originally published August 11, 2018)