Teen accused of firing off weapon in neighborhood

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A 17-year-old is in custody, accused of shooting off a gun in a Bowling Green neighborhood this afternoon.

One juvenile was detained after police said he shot a firearm into the air on Lyndhurst drive.

According to police, the incident occurred following a domestic dispute.

A neighbor tried to intervene in the dispute, which is when the 17-year-old brandished the weapon and fired into the air, according to police.

The Bowling Green Police Department had at least six cruisers on scene with both Lyndhurst Drive and Strathmoor Way blocked off while the officers investigated the scene.

“When you’re dealing with a gun, and you fire it off, whatever leaves that gun has to come back to the ground and obviously it’s very dangerous. It’s not a controlled environment, so, yeah, there’s charges to be faced against doing that, especially when there are people around,” said Officer Ronnie Ward, Bowling Green Police Department.

The juvenile is charged with four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault  – domestic violence, first-degree strangulation and possession of a handgun by minor.