Kids with Guns Arrested in streets of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – This afternoon, Friday April 21st, 2017, at approximately 3:48 pm, Grand Rapids Police Officers recovered a loaded 9mm Luger taken off of a 14-year-old male after a witness called 911.

The witness had reported that there was a group of six juveniles walking in the area of Cottage Grove St SE and Blaine Av SE, three of whom were carrying firearms.

Additional information came in to dispatch that one of the juveniles had fired a round. Officers made contact with all six. An investigation revealed two additional juveniles, ages 12 and 16, within the original group of six were found to be in possession of BB guns.

Three arrests were made and the other three were released to a parent or guardian.

The charges were as follows:

14 year old- Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
12 year old-Possession of a Firearm (City Ordinance)
16 year old-Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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