BB gun shooting leads to police solving school burglaries

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 11:19am

Bossier City police arrested several juveniles after what started out as an investigation into a shooting involving a BB gun, ended up with detectives solving at least three recent burglaries at a Bossier City school.

At approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, officers responded to an incident in the 1000 block of Christy Street in which three boys riding bicycles shot a man and his vehicle with a BB gun. The man was not seriously injured. The suspects fled the scene but where caught about an hour and a half later in the 3300 block of Shed Road by a patrol officer. The suspects, two 13-year olds and a 12-year old, were subsequently arrested on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and simple criminal property damaged. Officers also recovered the BB gun that was used in the shooting.

Coincidently the two 13-year old suspects had been identified by BCPD Property Crimes detectives as possible suspects in three recent burglaries that occurred at Rusheon Middle School, including one that happened this past weekend in which 16 laptop computers were taken. Upon further investigation the two 13-year old boys were also charged with simple burglary in connection with those cases.

Within a period of a few hours detectives with the Juvenile and Property Crimes Units located and arrested 5 additional suspects, four boys and one girl whose ages ranged from 13 to 16, on simple burglary charges in connection with the Rusheon Middle School break ins. Detectives also recovered several of the stolen laptop computers.

The names of the suspects cannot be released since they are juveniles.

From Bossier City Police Department


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