North Vernon teenager accused of shooting 10-year-old sister in eye



A 15-year-old has been detained after being accused of shooting his sister in the eye with a BB gun.

North Vernon Police officers were sent to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital at 10:34 p.m. Friday after a 10-year-old girl arrived in the emergency room with a BB gun injury to her left eye.

Police said officers interviewed the victim and other members of the family and learned the victim’s 15-year-old brother shot his sister in the eye.

The 15-year-old suspect told officers his younger sister had been bugging him, police said. He intended on scaring her by firing a BB into the wall; however, when he shot in her direction, he struck her in the face, police said.

Officers contacted a juvenile probation officer who recommended the 15-year-old be detained on preliminary charges of battery with serious bodily injury, a Level 4 felony, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Level 3 felony, and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a Level 6 felony, police said.

The 15-year-old suspect was transported to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown.

The suspect currently is on probation for felony intimidation, police said.

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