Juvenile Charged with Felony Following Pellet Gun Shooting
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports detectives arrested a 14-year-old male following an investigation of a pellet gun injury reported by personnel at Women and Children’s Hospital. On June 25, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a fourteen-year-old male being treated for a pellet gun wound to his head that occurred on June 22, in the Town of Elma. The victim sustained serious head injuries and required hospitalization for several days. Patrol recovered the pellet rifle and turned the investigation over to the Detective Bureau and on July 18, Detectives did arrest the suspect. The fourteen-year-old is charged with assault in the 2nd degree – recklessly causing serious injury with a weapon, a class-D felony. The defendant was released on appearance tickets returnable to Erie County Family Court. The Sheriff’s Office does not have an updated medical status of the victim.