BB gun pointed at juvenile


BROOKINGS – Two juveniles could face charges after another juvenile reported a gun being pointed at him while he was driving, according to Brookings Police.

An investigation revealed that the weapon involved in the incident was a BB gun.

A boy made the report shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, Assistant Chief Derrick Powers said.

“We received a call from a juvenile male who reported he had been driving south on Main Avenue South when a vehicle pulled up to the side of him and the driver of that vehicle pointed a gun at him,” Powers said.

“This was witnessed by a passenger in the reporting party’s vehicle. He was able to identify the individual as he was known to the reporting party. He was identified as also a juvenile male,” Powers said.

“There was no indication it was racially motivated,” Powers said, adding motivation was not clear.

“We were given a description of the vehicle and located it a short time later in the 200 block of Main Avenue South,” Powers said.

“After locating the vehicle, we were told by a passer-by … that they saw two juvenile males run from the vehicle,” Powers said.

“We were able to locate them a short time later.”

“We did find a BB gun in the vehicle that was occupied by these two juvenile males and it was found that’s what was pointed at the reporting party,” Powers said.

“The two juvenile males were turned over to their parents, and a report will be forwarded to the State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges,” Powers said.

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