(Michigan City, IN) - Two juveniles have been arrested for injuries inflicted with a B.B. gun during an argument over a basketball in Michigan City.
The alleged shooter is charged with Battery with a Deadly Weapon, a Level 5 Felony, Criminal Recklessness, a Level 6 Felony, and Battery and Theft, both Class A Misdemeanors. The second juvenile is charged with Class A Misdemeanor Theft.
According to police, the juveniles on April 15 reported they had just been shot with a B.B. gun at a park behind the police station beside Michigan Boulevard. The B.B. gun resembling a pistol was used after a basketball was taken, and the young people playing with it on the court asked for it back.
Paramedics treated the injuries suffered by the two juveniles, and their parents were notified about the incident.
Police credited the arrests to persistent and good police work that included interviewing witnesses and searching for video surveillance.
“Through the assistance of the community and those involved, detectives were able to identify the juvenile suspects in this case,” said Sgt. Steve Forker.