- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

KIMBERLY, Wis. (AP) - A Kimberly boy was back in the lemonade business a day after he was shot in the face with a BB gun.

Jayden Grant, 9, was selling lemonade with friends Monday when someone drove past and shot him with a BB gun.

Jayden’s dad, Eric Grant, said he heard the screams and knew something was wrong. He saw blood everywhere and his son said he’d been shot. Jayden was rushed to the hospital. His mother, Leah Grant, says the BB was embedded and had to be removed.

“It was really kind of a scary moment,” Leah Grant said.

Despite the scare, Jayden and his friends were back at the stand Tuesday, and business was good.



“We want to encourage other kids (that) if something random like this happens to someone - don’t live scared,” Jayden said as Fox Valley Metro police officers and passersby stopped by for a cup of lemonade.

Mike Lambie, community support officer for the Fox Valley Police Department, said that the incident wasn’t normal behavior in the community.

“This was a random incident,” Lambie said. “It’s important that Jayden is out here spreading that message himself.”

Evgeniy Tetzlaff, 18, of Freedom was charged in Outagamie County Circuity Court with one count of injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon. He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond and faces a maximum of three and a half years in prison.

Police say he remains a suspect in unrelated thefts and other ordinance violations.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Tetzlaff has an attorney.

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