Burlington, VT – Nearly a week and a half after he allegedly shot and wounded a man in at downtown Burlington apartment, Tyrin Smith pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Vermont’s superior court.

The 19-year-old man is charged with attempted first-degree murder and burglary in a shooting that sent Aquill Nickson to the hospital. Nickson was found outside on the Main Street building on April 29.

Police say Smith and another person put on masks, used fire escapes, and crossed a roof, eventually breaking through a wall to get into the apartment. Police say that’s when Smith shot Nickson.  

Smith is currently being held in Northwest State Correctional without bail but could potentially face conditions of release in the future. Nickson, who police say has an extensive criminal history in Pennsylvania, faces drug possession charges;

Another female suspect, who’s a juvenile, is being held as an accessory after the fact.