Teens Could Face Felony Charges for Pointing Gun at Passing Cars in Longmont
Longmont police responded to Loomiller Park on 11th Avenue Wednesday afternoon for a report of teenagers with a handgun.
Police received reports of teenagers pointing the gun at passing motorists in the area of 11th Avenue and Hover Street around 4:30 p.m., according to Longmont police Cmdr. Joel Post. When officers arrived, the teenagers had left the area.
Officers later found three teenagers in the park who matched the descriptions of the suspects. Post did not know if the teenagers were charged, as the police report for the incident is not yet complete.
Witnesses in the area told police the teenagers were using a toy gun, but it’s unknown at this time if police found either a toy or real handgun.
Either way, the suspects could face felony menacing. State law says that using a deadly weapon, or anything used in a way that makes people believe it is a deadly weapon, in a menacing way is felony menacing.
Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, firstname.lastname@example.org