A 12-year-old boy was detained and his 21-year-old sister was transported by ambulance after the boy allegedly shot her with a BB gun at home, forcing her to seek help at the Ash Street School in Forest Park Friday.
The Clayton Crescent saw about six Forest Park Police cars, a Forest Park ambulance, and a Clayton County Public Schools police car at the entrance of the school about 12:39 p.m.
Officers were removing crime scene tape from the front of the school and the boy, who was barefoot, was sitting handcuffed on the ground. He was then placed in a CCPS police vehicle.
Paramedics wheeled out a woman on a stretcher and loaded her into the ambulance.
Forest Park Police Chief Brandon Criss said, “basically, it was an isolated incident. There was a domestic situation inside the city of Forest Park at a residence, where a 12-year-old male got into an altercation with his 21-year-old sister. During this argument, the 12-year-old male went and retrieved a BB gun and discharged that weapon, the BB gun, at his 21-year-old sister, striking her in the abdomen. The 21-year-old sister then retreated to the school, to seek assistance from the law enforcement at the location, and, while at the location, they made contact with the 12-year-old male and took him and detained him.”
Asked whether the boy attended the school, Criss said, “Not to my knowledge at this time.”
We’ve left a message and e-mail with Clayton County Public Schools officials seeking more information about the incident.