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(Update) Teens Fire Shots Near Rogers Public Library – Charged As Adult

The Scoop:

Four Teens who don’t know what they are doing and should be taken into custody. Decided to shoot fire arms near the Rogers Public Library. No one in the library was hurt. One teen was taken to the hospital.
One of the teens is being charged as an adult.

The Story:

The Rogers Police Department is currently investigating an attack that took place in the area of S Dixieland and Oak Streets near the Rogers Public Library.  Officers are searching for two teens in connection with the incident.

First, police responded to a “shots fired” call around 3 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 18).

Rogers Police Public Information Officer Keith Foster said that the shots were fired on Sycamore ST, the street that runs by to the Rogers Public library.

During the investigation, police said they learned that two teens met at Sycamore ST and two others were in a car.

One pair was in a vehicle and another pair was on foot, During the meeting one subject “the driver” was struck in the head by a firearm.

– Foster.

One of the suspects took the weapon and fired one round, and the two suspects fled on foot.

The other two, who were in the car, drove around the block from Sycamore to Dixieland Street and the driver stopped and got out, according to police.

That person is being treated at Mercy Hospital and the amount of damage sustained is unknown.

Police are in front of the library and are searching a vehicle that’s on Dixieland Street.

The intersection, Dixieland and Oak, is closed.

All motorists must use alternate routes.

Police are searching for two suspects and believe the assault is an isolated incident.

The library was open while officers worked on the investigation.

Update:

A 16yr old has been charged as an adult in connection with Saturday’s (Aug. 18) shooting at the Rogers Public Library.

Chandler Joseph Castoe is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and minor in possession of a handgun.

Rogers police say Castoe and a 16-year-old met with a 17yr old at the library around 3 p.m. for a prearranged marijuana deal.

Castoe, who was in the 16yr old’s car, demanded money from the 17yr old by pointing a loaded handgun at their head and hitting them with the gun.

Police said Castole also fired the gun, shattering the car’s sunroof.

The 17-year-old was treated at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.

Police are searching for a second suspect linked to the shooting. Anyone with information is urged to call Rogers Police at (479) 636-4141.

Castoe was being held Tuesday at the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center.

 

Video and Source: 5news

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