14-Year-Old Wounded Wednesday Night Just Arrested by Juvenile Crime Task Force on Gun Charges
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A 14-year-old who was dropped off at Skyline Medical Center Wednesday night with a gunshot wound to his shoulder has just been arrested by the Juvenile Crime Task Force for having a stolen 9 millimeter pistol with an extended magazine in his bedroom.
The 14-year-old, who is in DCS custody on a trial home visit, was wearing an ankle monitor. He was not cooperative with detectives investigating the shooting. He was released from the hospital after treatment.
The Juvenile Crime Task Force received information today that the 14-year-old could be in possession of a gun and learned that he was at his grandmother’s home on S. 5th Street. The grandmother allowed officers to search the residence with the 14-year-old present. Found in a closet of the bedroom in which the teen was staying was the pistol with an extended magazine that contained 24 bullets. There was also a round in the chamber. The gun was reported stolen on October 29, 2018 from an unlocked vehicle parked on N. 18 Street.
The 14-year-old is being charged tonight with unlawful gun possession and theft of the pistol.