Teen Shot 7-Year-Old With BB Gun: Police

Monday, Jan 6, 2014  |  Updated 2:33 PM EDT
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Teen Shot 7-Year-Old With BB Gun: Police

New Haven Police

Carl Gee Jr is accused of shooting a 7-year-old boy with a BB gun.

New Haven police have arrested an 18-year-old accused of shooting a 7-year-old boy with a BB gun.

Police were sent to Fair Haven just before 5 p.m. on Sunday and a group of children said they'd been on their way from a local bodega, when they heard a pop.

The 7-year-old boy said he heard something wiz by his ear, then felt a sting, police said.

The children led police to Carl Gee Jr.  and identified him as one of the two young men they said were shooting at them, police said.

Officers found Gee at a Blatchley Avenue house.

He denied knowing anything about the incident at first, police said, then accused the person he'd been with of being the shooter.

When police asked where the BB rifle was, Gee said he didn't know, but his father retrieved a long black Daisy lever action BB rifle from the teen’s bedroom and handed it over to the officers.

Gee was arrested and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, four counts of risk of injury to children, four counts of reckless endangerment and breach of peace and conspiracy.

Police said they are looking for his accomplice.

The victim's injury was not considered serious.
 

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