GLENDALE ? The Los Angeles County District Atty.'s office dropped charges on Wednesday against two 19-year-old North Hollywood men accused of shooting a Glendale teen on Halloween night last year, court officials said.
The suspects, instead, have been indicted by a grand jury, Deputy District Atty. Susan Schwartz said.
Prosecutors filed seven counts of attempted murder each against Mkrtich Melkonian and Hrant Barsegyan in November.
But on Wednesday, those charges were dropped and court proceedings against the two defendants were dismissed, Burbank Superior Court officials said.
"There is a superseding indictment," Schwartz said.
A grand jury handed down the indictment, charging Melkonian and Barsegyan each with seven counts of attempted murder with gang and gun allegations, earlier this month, she said.