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Teenager accused in Tuckahoe shooting released on bond

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

The teenager charged in connection to a shooting at a Tuckahoe house party is free to go home Tuesday.

19-year-old Marcus Moore is scheduled to be released on $20,000 bond. He was charged after a teenager was shot in the head earlier this month.

Moore's brother has been giving tattoos to close family and friends to help raise the money.

Marcus Moore's mom, Germaine Raines was in high spirits leaving the Henrico court after finding out her son will be coming home.

"All I wanted is for my son to be home," said Rained. "I knew he's innocent. I hope the person who did it comes forward."

First, relatives had to collect the cash to get him out. Moore's oldest brother Greg turned to ink. He's been giving close friends and family tattoos to raise money.

"Anything to get him out," said his brother. "I knew that was basically the only thing I could do besides working-making quick money."

Family and friends are also raising money by selling food, raffle tickets, and T-shirts with Moore's picture.

Raines is now turning her attention to clearing her son's record, but she still shares her remorse for the 17-year-old girl who was injured.

"I do feel bad for her and I do apologize," Raines added. "I'm hoping that this incident didn't scar her too much physically and emotionally and my prayers are with her and her family."

The bond hearing didn't go into details about what happened at the party that night. Raines says her son didn't know the person hosting it.

The recent Hermitage High School grad is enrolled at J Sargeant Reynolds with hopes of becoming a banker. Raines never imaged her son would be at the center of a shooting investigation.

"These past few weeks have been a nightmare," Raines added. "I don't know if you're a parent, but if you can just imagine knowing your child is not capable of something and you just feel helpless because there's nothing you can do. I know there is somebody out there who is responsible for this and I want them to come forward please."

Although Moore has been released, he'll be closely monitored through the use of an ankle bracelet. Moore's preliminary hearing I scheduled for December 21st.

Moore is charged with malicious wounding and felony use of a firearm. NBC12 reached out to a friend of the victim Tuesday, but our phone calls were not returned.

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