California 12 year old boy shot trying to rob 17 year old teen in Tulare County in botched robbery. Child suspect spends three weeks in hospital before taken into custody.
A 12-year-old boy in California is in custody after attempting to rob a 17 year old teenager at gunpoint only to end up getting shot instead according to authorities.
The ‘incident’ which took place in Tulare County on November 26, led to the child suspect suffering unspecified injuries and spending the last three weeks in hospital ABC30 reports.
The boy, who hasn’t been named, was arrested as soon as he was released from the Valley Children’s Hospital in Cutler, north of Los Angeles, last Thursday.
The botched robbery unfolded on Nov. 26 outside a local business, sheriff’s deputies told KMPH.
The 12-year-old allegedly pulled the gun on the 17-year-old boy as he was sitting in his car in the parking lot.
12 year old began firing at car as 17 year old teen backed up
Deputies say the child suspect was trying to rob the teenager. It wasn’t immediately clear what the child gunman had demanded from the older boy.
After seeing the gun, the teen put his car in reverse and tried to flee, authorities said.
The 12-year-old allegedly began firing his gun into the victim’s car as the teen backed up.
The victim then grabbed his own gun and fired one shot through his windshield, which struck the younger boy, deputies said.
The 17-year-old fled before authorities arrived. It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim faced any charges as a result of the incident.
Deputies said the 12-year-old was treated in a hospital for his gunshot wound and was taken into custody after being discharged.
He has been booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility.