Crime

September 25, 2013

Weekend BB gun attack leads to arrests in Greenville

Greenville police have arrested seven juveniles in a recent downtown incident on Falls Street where authorities said a BB gun was fired into a vehicle.

Greenville police have arrested seven juveniles in a recent downtown incident on Falls Street where authorities said a BB gun was fired into a vehicle.

The arrests came as Greenville City Council has approved more manpower and tools for police downtown.

The city has approved adding more security cameras and more officers in the central business district, in addition to a group of 10 unarmed SLED-trained security guards to patrol parks and public spaces downtown Thursday through Saturday nights.

Police said they charged the seven juveniles with attempted armed robbery and malicious damage.

Names of the juveniles, ages 12-15 years old, weren’t released.

The incident occurred on Falls Street on Saturday night, Sept. 14, when two people who were walking to their vehicle around 10:30 p.m. were approached by a group, authorities said.

One person in the group displayed a BB gun, officers said.

And as the two people drove away, a gun was fired and struck the vehicle’s back window, according to police.

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