WFPD arrest juvenile following shots fired call

WFPD arrest juvenile following shots fired call

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A 14-year-old was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly firing a gun at a person in a Wichita Falls neighborhood.

The arrest was made shortly after midnight on Sierra Madre Drive near Rider High School.

According to WFPD, officers responded to a shots fired call and met the witness at his home.

He told officers he was outside and saw two juveniles, one wearing a white tank top and white shorts, and the other wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and a backpack, walk onto a neighbor's property.

He saw them walk up to the driver's side of a pickup truck parked in the driveway, and crouch down next to it. The witness believed they were attempting to steal the rims.

The witness told police he yelled at the children, telling them he would call the police. He stated they yelled back at him before walking to the north side of the residence and standing there.

The witness said he went inside his home to tell his family to call the police. He then went back outside and told the boys he had called the police.

It is alleged, one of the boys pulled out a gun and fired one shot at the witness. The witness ran back inside his home and told officers he heard at least three more shots fired while he was running.

Officers were told by the witness that the suspects took off, running south. They were able to locate one suspect and detain him. He was wearing a backpack, and officers found a 40 caliber handgun inside.

On the scene, they found two spent 40 caliber shell casings in the grass where the witness said he saw the subjects. Officers also found what appeared to be a bullet slug on the ground of a nearby street.

They also located one bullet hole in a front window of a nearby home. Officers made contact with the homeowner, who allowed officers inside to investigate. Officers found that a round had gone through the window, the blinds, and into the drywall of the living room.

The juvenile they arrested was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, and Evading Arrest or Detention. Police are still searching for the second suspect.

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