- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - Police arrested two high school teens and took another into custody Friday after they allegedly fired BB guns at pedestrians in Champaign and Urbana.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1T5JNYo ) that police conducted a traffic stop about 7:25 p.m. Friday after a 56-year-old man reported being hit in the leg with a pellet fired from a gun by someone in a passing SUV. The man said he was fired at about 10 times.

In the vehicle were 18-year-old Michael Simmons and 18-year-old Ladarius Taylor, along with a 17-year-old male.

Police say they found a backpack in the SUV that had three pellet guns inside. They also found pellet cartridges.

Simmons and Taylor were released from jail Friday after bond court. The 17-year-old was taken to the Youth Assessment Center.


Information from: The News-Gazette, https://www.news-gazette.com

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