Atlanta Police say a 14-year-old juvenile has been arrested for aggravated assault after he allegedly threw rocks and pointed a gun at people using the Beltline.
“On May 20, 2018, at approximately 1:37 p.m. Atlanta Police Department officers responded to an incident at Lee Street and the Allene Avenue Beltline entrance,” the Police Department said. “The adult victim told officers he and his friends were at Angel Park when they were approached by two juvenile males who appeared to be around 12 and 6 years old. The juveniles asked to use the swing and they were told they could. As the victim and his friends walked away, the juveniles threw rocks, described to be baseball size, that struck two of the men. The victim stated the older juvenile pulled a black handgun and pointed it at him and his friends. The victim and his friends ran from the area and called 911. The juveniles fled in the opposite direction. One victim had an abrasion on his calf but no other injuries were reported.”
Police stepped up patrols along the trail and identified a 14-year-old juvenile who they accused of being involved in the assault.
“APD is working to identifying the other juvenile believed to be 10 to 12 years old,” the Police Department said. “APD is proud of the work of our investigators and Path Force officers in their coordinated effort to find those responsible. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspects.”