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Teen charged after allegedly shooting girl with BB gun

Police said they found a BB in the girl's forearm

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. - Authorities allege a Northampton teenager shot a girl with a BB gun from an acquaintance’s car.

Police charged Terrance Meyers, of Fourth Street, with simple assault, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of a crime and disorderly conduct in connection to the alleged shooting in May. District Judge Robert Hawke arraigned the 18-year-old Monday morning, setting bail at $15,000.

Northampton Borough police were dispatched for a shots-fired call about 7:30 p.m. May 12. Authorities said the victim was hiding in the 911 caller’s backyard in the 100 block of West 16th Street, according to court records.

Police found the victim, who told them that someone fired a BB gun from a white car and identified the car’s owner. An officer found the Toyota Corolla about 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Main Street with two people inside.

They allegedly told police that Meyers shot the girl from the backseat, while it was parked behind the Rite Aid on Franklin Street, according to records. It does not appear that the other two men in the car listed in court papers have been charged.

Police said the victim, who identified Meyers as the shooter, had a BB gun embedded in her forearm.

Meyers failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 27.


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