Rock Hill teen accused of shooting boy with BB gun

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 7, 2014 

— A Rock Hill teenager was charged with assault after police say he shot another teen in the buttocks with a BB gun on Wednesday.

At about 5 p.m., police were sent to a South Spruce Street after receiving calls about “an assault with a BB gun,” according to a Rock Hill police report. When police arrived, they spoke with a 13-year-old boy’s mother, who claimed her son was shot by a teen, 15, who was previously placed on trespass from her home after breaking out the window to her home.

Police found the boy walking in front of his Walnut Street house, where the victim and his mother joined them.

The victim told authorities that the suspect came to his door and asked him “why he was lying,” the report states. When the victim turned around to go back in his house, the teenage suspect shot him. Police found a small bruise on the victim’s buttocks.

The 15-year-old was arrested and charged with trespassing and simple assault, the report states. He was then released to his mother, and his BB gun seized.

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