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Published on April 02, 2024
Juvenile Detained for Deadly Conduct After Accidental Gun Discharge in Harris CountySource: Google Street View

A juvenile was taken into custody on charges of deadly conduct after deputies responded to reports of a firearm discharge in a residential neighborhood, according to the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. The incident occurred at a residence located on Wellington Bend Lane, where upon arrival, authorities were able to quickly identify the young suspect involved in the mishap on yesterday.

An investigation by law enforcement officers revealed that the minor had accidentally fired a stolen weapon inside the home, narrowly missing a relative in the process; after which the youth attempted to conceal the firearm before it was found by the deputies responding to the chaotic scene no one was injured in the incident. "The juvenile was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center for Deadly Conduct," Constable Mark Herman was quoted as saying in a statement on Facebook.

The identity of the juvenile has not been released due to age-related privacy laws, and it remains unclear whether they have obtained legal representation or how they initially came into possession of the stolen firearm. The circumstances surrounding the initial theft of the gun also remain under investigation by the authorities.