Saturday, September 26, 2009

Where's Mayor Barrett?

Here's the facts, ma'am.

A 17-year-old boy suspected of shooting a 16-year-old boy in the head when the 16-year-old tried to rob him with a pellet gun Thursday night turned himself in to police Friday morning, Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer said.

The shooter is cooperating with investigators, Stanmeyer said. Police recovered his handgun on Friday.

The 16-year-old remained in critical condition Friday, Stanmeyer said.

The shooting was reported shortly after 7 p.m. at N. 63rd St. and W. Villard Ave., police said Thursday. Two people who were with the wounded 16-year-old told police he was arguing with a male on a bicycle, who then pulled out a gun and shot the boy.

Investigators later determined that the 16-year-old had a pellet gun and was robbing the bicyclist when the two began pushing each other while the bicyclist was handing over his belongings.

The bicyclist then pulled out a handgun, shot the boy and fled, Stanmeyer said.

Under Wisconsin law, a minor is not allowed to possess a handgun.

So will Mayor Barret be screeching about jail- or prison-time for the 17-y-o?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or how about prison time for the idiot who originally purchased the handgun and allowed it to find its way into the 17 y.o's possession?