FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: July 7, 2011
Ten-year old arrested in Kenner
ten-year-old juvenile has been arrested after he shot a
7-year-old with a gun.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at approximately 8:27 p.m.,
Kenner Police Officers were summoned to the 2600 block of Salem Street, in Kenner, in reference to a seven-year-old who
had been shot in the leg with what was thought to be a BB gun.
Further investigation revealed that the
seven-year-old had been shot in the left thigh with a legitimate
handgun that was brought to the house by a ten-year-old.
The victim advised that the ten-year
old brought the gun into the residence on
Salem Street, cocked the gun, and was
playing with it when the gun discharged.
The ten-year-old fled the home and was
later arrested by Kenner Police Officers.
Upon interviewing the ten-year-old
in the presence of a parent; he denied the shooting but tested
positive for gun shot residue.
The ten-year-old was charged with
the crimes of illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile,
negligent injuring, and status offense family member in need of
The juvenile was transported to the
where he remains in custody pending a detention hearing in
The gun used in the shooting has not
It is unknown where the ten-year-old
obtained the handgun used in the shooting.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Detective David Stromeyer and Officer Nicholas Engler are in
charge of the investigation.