Teen arrested for shooting his friend in leg

You may have noticed some police activity early this morning near 80th and 28th St., and officers say a 17-year-old shot his friend in the lower leg. Police say both friends were drinking in a garage of the suspect’s residence just after midnight, and both told police it was accidental.

But officers say the suspect initially ran from the scene, dumped the gun, and “initially refused to show officerss where the firearm was, but changed his mind once he was placed inside a patrol car.” He was later booked into Youth Service Center for violation of the Uniform Firearms Act with recommended charges of minor in possession of alcohol. (Thanks Jeff for the tip!)

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gimlet
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gimlet

We are on 28th and heard some teenagers yelling on the street last night, around 9:45-10:00. We were actually in the basement and heard the ruckus and went upstairs to see what was going on. They were headed north on the street. I'm wondering if it was these too. They were very anger, very loud! We could hear them for several blocks.

hxchairstylist
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hxchairstylist

Idiots. I was never that big of a moron when I was 17.

Boardbrown
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Boardbrown

Ah yes, the ol' “lemmie show you where my dad hides his gun” routine. A true American male right of passage. Especially entertaining when mixed with alcohol.

fuzzbeans
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fuzzbeans

So where'd he get the gun? Owned and/or licensed by his parent(s)?

Ugh, I'm so disturbed by the gun nuts in this state. More isn't better.

eric
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eric

hi parents! maybe could you keep your kids away from the guns and alcohol? your neighbors would appreciate it….i know, i know – your child is a speshul snowflake, and would never do anything wrong, but consider it at least.

ynh90107
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ynh90107

Gun safe!!!

c_pop
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c_pop

hope the kid with a hole in his leg is ok.

SPG
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SPG

You didn't try hard enough then. Being an idiot in your teens is actually quite fun as long as you survive it. It also makes you less prone to cranky statements in the comments section later in life.

SPG
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SPG

Was that what happened, or was it a “tough guy” who carries a gun?

Silver
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I hope he finds better company.

onederfullone
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onederfullone

yeah, we need these morons to try much harder to be morons just so they can be happy morons posting in the comment section of moron stories.

c_pop
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c_pop

heard that… the people we associate with are like a mirror to our character… i hope young people recognize they have control over this

eric
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eric

yeah, we need idiot kids shooting off guns, thats what we need. i wonder how fun it would be for a stray bullet to find an innocent bystander acroos the alley, etc.

onederfullone
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onederfullone

At least the moron would survive to be a happy moron poster, and the victim, if they survived, would be a tad cranky, and quite unwelcome.

tiktok
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tiktok

I guess their militia needs a few more regulations.

theycallmecoach
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theycallmecoach

The victim is a good kid who made a series of bad choices. But he's not a moron or an idiot. He's actually a very kind and thoughtful person. I understand people's anger and frustration but I'm just grateful he's going to be okay and that he will learn from this. If you're going to be judgmental in your posts about people or events without knowing the details or the background of the people involved, at least acknowledge that before you rant. That way, you don't come across like an idiot.

blueben
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blueben

You have to understand that the blog comments and the forum are mostly a mix of banal day to day neighborhood business; fantasy and imagination; exaggeration; paranoia; ranting; and neighbors acting like internet tough guys. There's some reality to be found, but not in a case like this.

Tell the kid we're glad he's going to be alright.

eric
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eric

so, i come across as an idiot if i think this was a dumb, dangerous situation?

why do i need to “know the details” – any dumb drunk kid playing with a gun comes across like an idiot to me…and the parents should keep the guns locked up. those are the details that matter, imo.

CaliforniaKid
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CaliforniaKid

Shut the fuck up and mind your buisness make sure you now the story before u talk faggots Victims Freind

CaliforniaKid
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CaliforniaKid

The kid got shot on accident the kids are good kids mixing with a a bad pupil, make sure u know what your talking about before you blog, faggots

onederfullone
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onederfullone

Oh boy, finally a genius chimes in…

onederfullone
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onederfullone

SPG- is this the kind of happy idiot poster you were talking about?
He seems a tad cranky to me
and a homophobe to boot…

But, the victim has swell friends

onederfullone
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onederfullone

Yeah, we here this 'a good kid' crap all the time.
Forgive me if I'm a tad skeptical.

onederfullone
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onederfullone

Some of us are real life tough guys…for the record.

onederfullone
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onederfullone

We know the story.
Two underage morons drinking in a garage.
Add a gun, which one of the morons fired.
One moron gets carted off in an ambulance.
The other moron runs, stashes gun, lies to police.
Later gives up gun, gets ride to YSC.
This, we know, the rest we wonder about.
If you have something to add, that we really don't know, enlighten us.
And use your words, you know, the english ones…

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