Doesn’t anyone get points for ingenuity? I don’t think so in this case. Seems this kid decided he didn’t need to buy a stolen gun for “protection”. So he made one himself.
Well, he tried to fire it and it worked! Oops. It worked so well it went through some neighbors’ walls and the cops came out. Looks like our Thomas Edison is going to the grey bar motel on a felony charge of discharging a firearm into a residence. The police think he’s a gang member, too, so they’re adding those charges.
What may end up happening is that the minor may plead to a negligent discharge, instead of the more serious strike offense of a straight discharge. In either event, the police have this kid in their sights and he’ll be watched carefully from now on. All police departments and an Orange County criminal defense attorney will look for this kind of thing to be repeated.
If you want to know more about assault, or your own charges, call Orange County criminal defense attorney William Weinberg @ 949.474.8008 in his Irvine, California office.