14-year-old shoots pellet gun downtown [UPDATED]Published 11:06am Thursday, May 16, 2013 Updated 11:06am Thursday, May 16, 2013
A man reported to the Fergus Falls Police Department that his wife was struck just above the eye with a pellet from a pellet gun in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue Wednesday evening. The injury broke the skin, but was not severe.
The couple reported that a 14-year-old male had admitted to shooting in the direction of people in order to scare them.
A different couple driving on the street also reported that their vehicle was struck late that evening.
When police arrived on the scene, the suspect admitted that he had accidentally shot someone, but was only aiming at trees and had not meant any harm. He also admitted aiming for a neighbor’s house and a vehicle traveling on Lincoln.
The suspect said he was bored at home and decided to shoot his gun when asked about the incident. He was arrested and taken to juvenile detention. He is expected to be charged Friday.