Police: Gun used in failed robbery attempt at Springfield school was stolen, loaded with wrong ammunition

The gun allegedly used in a robbery attempt during which a teenager is accused of trying to shoot a man was stolen and was loaded with the wrong ammunition, according to a Springfield police report.

The incident happened at about 3 p.m Monday at Fulton Elementary School. Crews were dispatched on the report of a boy being struck by a vehicle.

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A man told police that he met two teenagers in a school parking lot to buy a phone. When he went to his car for the money, a 14-year-old pointed a gun at him and pulled the trigger, but it didn’t fire, the vicim told police. A 16-year-old who was there at the time fled.

The man told police he then hit the 14-year-old with his truck as he tried to flee.

A second police report describes the gun as a silver cobra handgun.

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Officers later found that the gun did have a live round in the chamber and it was stuck, the first report said.

The new police report filed Tuesday said the gun was reported stolen to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.

“During the robbery, (the 14-year-old) pulled the trigger attempting to shoot the victim,” the new report said. “The gun failed to fire because it was loaded with the wrong caliber of ammunition. The gun was located with a 9mm round stuck in the chamber.”

The 14-year old faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, trafficking in drugs, and possession of drugs in Clark County Juvenile Court. All of those charges have a gun specification, according to Clark County Juvenile Court Judge Robert Vaughn.

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The 16-year-old is charged with complicity to attempted murder and complicity to aggravated robbery. Both charges have gun specifications, the judge said.

Vaughn entered denial pleas — similar to not guilty pleas — for the boys Tuesday afternoon during their arraignment hearing.

They are being held in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

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