Ortonville Teen Says She Was Playing With Gun When She Shot Friend in Arm

Ortonville Teen Says She Was Playing With Gun When She Shot Friend in Arm

(OCSO, Oct. 25, 2020)

INCIDENT:  Oct. 24 – 16:47 hrs. – Brandon Township – Careless Discharge of a Firearm / Detective Call Out – #20-214417

SUMMARY:  Deputies and the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to a residence in the 600 block of Garland Avenue on the report of a male subject who had been shot in the arm.

The victim reported to Deputies that he was upstairs in the residence with his best friend when he heard a bang. He realized he had been shot in the right triceps.

The suspect reported that she was playing around when she got out a rifle from the closet and told her friend that she was going to shoot him. She did not realize the safety was off and pulled the trigger. 

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  The Brandon Township Fire Department transported the victim to Hurley Hospital for treatment. 

VICTIM INFORMATION:  19-year-old male, resident of Flint.

SUSPECT INFORMATION:  18-year-old female, resident of Ortonville.

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