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Police: Boy, 14, ends burglary by shooting suspect

Hot Springs police say a 14-year-old boy home alone shot a 17-year-old boy in the face, ending an attempted burglary.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Hot Springs police say a 14-year-old boy home alone shot a 17-year-old boy in the face, ending an attempted burglary.

Police say they responded to a call about 7:30 a.m. Monday concerning a shooting and learned about the attempted home invasion.

Police Cpl. McCrary Means tells the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record that an 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds tried to burglarize the home before the 14-year-old fired at them, hitting one of the 17-year-olds.

Means says the two uninjured suspects dragged their wounded colleague down the street, left him in a car and tried to flee, but police apprehended the pair moments later.

Means says the injured suspect is in critical condition at a Little Rock hospital.

He says the two other suspects face felony burglary charges.


 

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