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14-year-old Cheektowaga boy charged in relation to shooting illegal handgun, threatening other kids

Posted at 8:04 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 20:04:49-05

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Police in Cheektowaga say a 14-year-old boy has been charged in relation to shooting an illegal handgun and threatening other children.

Investigators say a 14-year-old boy fired gunshots into the ground near witnesses on Friday at Zent Court and made a menacing comment and then ran away.

The boy's mother allowed police to search his room where they found a loaded 9mm pistol was located in a dresser drawer after admitting to having a gun.

The boy has been charged with the following

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd
  • Menacing 2nd
  • Reckless Endangerment 1st