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SPD responds to BB gun incidents

Sandusky Register Staff • Oct 10, 2013 at 1:40 PM

• The first was at about 5 p.m. Monday, when a BB was lodged into the head of a 55-year-old Johnny Moore, of Sandusky. Moore was riding his bike near Reese and Wayne streets when he felt something strike his head, according to a Sandusky police report. He became dizzy but didn’t see who or what struck him.

While officers were interviewing him, they noticed the BB embedded in his skin, the report said. A nearby car’s window was also shot out by the same gun.

One witness identified the shooter but was unwilling to make an official statement, Sandusky police Lt. Richard Braun said.

• The second incident came at about 4 p.m. the following day near Hayes Avenue, when a 16-year-old toting a BB gun alarmed several residents, according to a police report.

During the first call, officers verified the weapon was not a real gun, so they sent the child on his way, the report said. A short while later, another woman called police and told them about a boy matching the same description near her home, the report said.

The woman had heard a commotion outside before someone yelled, “I shot it.” When she emerged from the house, she found a dead squirrel in the yard, the report said.

The boy’s mother was not pleased he had taken the weapon out of the house, and officers later confiscated it for safekeeping, the report said.

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