BB gun-shooting teens busted Friday |

BB gun-shooting teens busted Friday

BRECKENRIDGE – Police arrested two teens Friday reported to have been driving down Main Street brandishing guns. Officers later determined the real-looking weapons were BB guns.

At about 1 p.m., Breckenridge officers were dispatched to find a vehicle driving down Main Street, from which the occupants were allegedly firing the weapons. Officers caught up with the car at the Conoco station on Broken Lance Drive.

A statement from the police department did not identify the driver and passenger because they are juveniles.

According to the statement, the teens, one from Breckenridge and one from Silverthorne, had a BB gun made to look like a Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol and one resembling a Beretta semi-automatic handgun. The teens told officers they had shot a friend in the leg as they drove down the street, but officers were unable to locate anyone who had been shot.

Both minors were charged with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. One teen was also charged with third-degree assault. Both were released to their parents.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User