Adult charged with shooting child with a pellet gun

November 27, 2011 Updated Nov 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT

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Adult charged with shooting child with a pellet gun

November 27, 2011 Updated Nov 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT

Dunkirk, NY (WKBW-Courtesy: The Dunkirk Observer)

Frederick L. Mead, 32, of 9540 Route 60, Fredonia was charged Friday night with endangering the welfare of a child.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, Mead allegedly shot a Fredonia youth with a pellet gun. The youth was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

Mead will answer to the charge in Pomfret Town Court.