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Juveniles arrested after handgun fired in nasty scuffle over girlfriends

Two Marion County teenagers were arrested recently after a nasty battle over girlfriends.

The teens, ages 16 and 15, were taken into custody after one of them started arguing with a juvenile victim over their girlfriends. The two juveniles approached the victim with the intention of fighting and after a shouting match, one of the teenagers pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim, a sheriff’s office report states.

The victim retreated into a home and called law enforcement for help. The teenagers then walked away from the residence and the one with the handgun fired it into a nearby wooded area. The other teenager admitted to picking up the shell casing and throwing it into the wooded area. He told deputies that he knew law enforcement had been contacted and he was trying to get rid of everything before they arrived because he didn’t want to get into trouble, the report says.

The teenager with the weapon was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, firing a weapon in public or on residential property and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The other teen was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. They both were transported to the Marion County Department of Juvenile Justice.

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