Charges are dropped today against a Hazleton teenager accused in a shooting last month. 17 year-old Freddy Mendoza, is a free man tonight. Police arrested him for allegedly shooting 49 year-old Adan Miranda of Hazleton in the leg twice on October 22-nd.. A key witness for the prosecution failed to show up at his preliminary hearing today, and District Magistrate Joseph Zola ruled there is not enough evidence in the case. Charges were also dropped against Mendoza`s girlfriend, 18 year-old Christina Covey. Investigators say she tried to help Mendoza elude capture.