Teens charged with having deadly weapon

March 07, 1995|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Two 15-year-old Westminster youths, accused of trying to sell a 12-gauge shotgun to a neighbor, are being held at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County on deadly weapons charges.

City police said the pair knocked on the door of a house on Chase Street at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and asked the resident if he wanted to buy the shotgun for $80.

The man told the boys he was interested and to stay at the door while he got the money.

Instead of getting the money, he called police while the teen-agers waited outside.

When officers arrived in an unmarked vehicle, the juveniles fled in opposite directions but were captured within 10 minutes.

Police said the teen-agers told the prospective buyer they had fired the weapon to make sure it was working and knew it was in good condition.

Investigators said that one of the youths had five shotgun shells in his coat pocket and that the weapon was recovered near the feet of the second boy.

Police said the youths live in the Liberty Street area.

Both were charged with possession of a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

Additionally, the two were charged with possession of an unregistered shotgun and discharging a firearm within city limits.

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