All but 4 charges dropped against Maury HS prom king

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Maury High School student was in court for a hearing in connection with a shooting Thursday. All but four charges against Ricky Haley were dropped.

Last month, Haley was charged with 19 felonies in connection with a shooting, including malicious wounding and conspiracy.

Thursday, Haley’s lawyer, Andy Protogyrou, said a judge dismissed all but four charges: malicious wounding, use of a firearm, child endangerment and conspiracy. The charges can be brought back at any time.

“There were 19 charges originally, and the court dismissed 15, and 4 were certified over the grand jury … keep in mind that any and all of these charges can be brought back by the commonwealth’s attorney as the matter goes to the grand jury,” Porotgyrou said after the hearing.

Haley was charged in connection to a shooting on May 14. At the time, police said he was driving a car and circled an area several times before someone in the car shot at a teenager outside.

According to a transcript read in court Thursday, Haley told police he tried to stop the person in the car from shooting, saying there was a child with them.

Haley played football at Maury. When he was released from jail, the senior class voted him prom king. WAVY News’ Erin Kelly asked him outside court Thursday about his future at Norfolk State University, where he had planned to play football, but he did not want to comment.

According to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, Raetron Whittaker-Lee and a juvenile were also charged.

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