Teen Charged With Firing BB Gun at Police

16-year-old charged with first-degree assault

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013  |  Updated 1:03 PM EDT
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A Prince George's County teen is being charged as an adult after police say he fired a BB gun at an on-duty officer Friday evening.

Authorities say that the officer was in his cruiser on Contee Road in Laurel when he heard something strike his driver's side door, just under the window. Believing he was being fired on, the officer requested a search.

Later, officers stopped and arrested 16-year-old Andre Rivers, of Laurel, near the intersection of Contee Road and Edinburgh Lane. The officers also recovered a BB gun. Rivers is facing first-degree assault and other related charges. He is currently being held on $75,000 bond.

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department at (301) 937-0910 or text 274637.

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