Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

15-year old boy shoots man with BB gun while stealing scrap metal

A worker at Rhinehart Gravel in Corning, New York, interrupted a robbery in progress.  A 15-year old boy and a 22-year old young man were trying to steal scrap metal.  The boy then shot the employee with a BB gun, puncturing the man's leg, then fled.  The two were later captured and charged.

From the article:
A 15-year-old juvenile shot a Rhinehart Gravel employee with a BB gun while the teen and an accomplice attempted to steal scrap metal from the business, Painted Post-based state police said Wednesday.
According to state police, troopers responded to Rhinehart Gravel on East Corning Road around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for the report of a burglary in progress.
When troopers arrived, they found one of the employees had been shot by a BB pistol. The unidentified employee suffered a puncture wound to his leg and was treated at Corning Hospital.
The man was shot after Rhinehart employees confronted the juvenile and another man who were allegedly trying to steal scrap metal from the business, police said.
The teen, who was not identified because of his age, was charged as a juvenile. Had he been charged as an adult, he would have faced counts of felony second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and attempted petit larceny.
The man, 22-year-old John E. Sabins, 22, of East Corning Road, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, attempted petit larceny and trespass. He was issued an appearance ticket and released.

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