CrimeTracker 15: Teens Arrested After Firing Pellet Guns at Cars

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 --- 10:10 a.m.

Incident Type: Weapons Violation

Incident Date: 05/24/2012 - 12:06 AM

Address: Whitney Way @ Odana Rd.

Arrested: Juan P. Lara, age 17, Madison
Mr. Lara was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Bail Jumping.

Male, age 16, Madison
Teen was arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

Details: Madison Police arrested two teens at gunpoint early this morning after motorists reported masked men were jumping from bushes and firing a gun at passing cars. One driver, a 23-year old Madison man, said he was "freaked out" after one suspect fired 10 times as he took a right turn from Whitney Way onto Odana Rd. Two masks and a pellet gun were recovered by officers.

The suspects said they had not pellets and that the gun just had a CO2 cartridge in it. It made a loud sound when the trigger was pulled. The younger teen said he thought what they were doing was funny, but now realizes it was really stupid. The older teen was carrying a folding knife in his waistband. He said he needs the weapon for protection.

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