LA teen suspected of making false 911 call about gunshot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police investigators have determined a 17-year-old boy lied when he called 911 and claimed a group of burglars had fired a gun through the door of his apartment.
Police said Thursday that officials became suspicious when it was found that the bullet hole had come from the inside not the outside, as the boy had claimed.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the Woodland Hills residence and discovered quantities of marijuana and evidence of a firearm. Officers eventually found a handgun in the bushes below the apartment’s balcony.
The teen was arrested on suspicion of illegal discharge of a firearm.
Police say the boy’s mother was out of town and she could face charges of child endangerment for leaving an unsecured firearm in a residence with a minor.