A New Sudbury man suffered minor injuries after being shot in the face with a pellet gun on Aug. 2.
Greater Sudbury Police report officers were dispatched to a home on Arvo Street at around 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 regarding a weapons complaint.
“Information provided was that three youths had attended the residence and got into a verbal and physical altercation with the residents,” GSPS said. “As a result of the altercation, one of the youths shot the homeowner in the face with a pellet gun. The three youths left the area on foot prior to police arrival.”
The 46-year-old sustained minor injuries as a result.
Officers were provided with physical and clothing descriptions of the three youths, as well as their direction of travel. It didn’t take long for police to track them down.
The trio of teens was located in the area of Falconbridge Road and Lasalle Boulevard and arrested without incident.
As a result, all three face charges. A 15-year-old girl is charged with assault. She was released on an undertaking with a court date of Oct. 13 to answer to the charge.
A 16-year-old boy is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, fail to comply with a release order and breach of recognizance.
The third teen, another 16-year-old boy, is charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, use of a firearm while committing an offence, and failing to comply with a release order.
Both 16-year-old boys were held in custody overnight and were to attend bail court Aug. 3 to answer to the charges.
The names of the youths cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
GSPS said a K9 search along the route the youths used when they left the residence turned up a pellet gun and a knife, both of which are believed to have been used/displayed during the altercation.