17-year-old Mikael Neciosup shot victim while selling marijuana to him, deputies say

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Friday, February 1, 2019
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17-year-old Mikael Neciosup shot victim while selling marijuana to him, deputies say

ATASCOCITA, Texas (KTRK) -- Bond has been set for the 17-year-old Atascocita High School student accused of shooting a 16-year-old student during an alleged drug sale.

Mikael Niciosup was already free on a personal bond for a drug possession charge last month. In Friday's probable cause hearing, the magistrate noted that Niciosup, now charged with aggravated assault in the shooting, "has a substantial juvenile history."

Niciosup is alleged to have gone to the high school parking lot Thursday evening to sell a small amount of marijuana to the victim. There was an issue over payment, and the victim "grabbed a small bag" and ran away, according to the court document.

Niciosup is accused of firing multiple shots at the fleeing student, two of which hit him in the side and foot. He ran into the school band hall to get away. His injuries were reported to be non-life threatening.

Fours hours later, Niciosup and a friend were pulled over on a traffic stop by Humble police at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The arrest was made without incident.

"This could have gone much worse," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Friday at a news conference. "It's why we're always concerned about students and guns."

He noted the school district has a response plan in place that coordinates with law enforcement, and it resulted in the case being brought to a close quickly.

The Sheriff's Office also obtained a SnapChat video posted by Niciosup, in which he says, "I ain't hiding. I'll shoot you and all you little homeboys."

Sources tell us Niciosup was also present at a fatal shooting four years ago, when a 16-year-old was killed. It's said to have involved a group of kids playing with a gun.

Humble ISD released the following statement on Thursday concerning the incident:

An 11th grade male AHS student was shot in the AHS parking lot tonight at approximately 6:20 p.m. The 11th grader is expected to recover. He was wounded in the foot and hip. At time of transport, he was talking and alert.

Extra security was on campus Friday in the wake of the shooting.

Niciosup's bond has been set at $40,000. A spokesperson for Humble ISD wasn't able to say whether he would be allowed back on campus or sent to an alternative school pending his court case. The district does have automatic disciplinary action that can be triggered by certain offenses.

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