On Tuesday, at approximately 6:31 a.m., Mexico Public Safety responded to Industrial Drive in reference to a vehicle which had been damaged by a BB gun or similar projectile weapon during the overnight hours. At approximately 1:12 p.m., Mexico Public Safety responded to SSM St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain in reference to a female seeking medical treatment for being shot by a BB gun during the previous evening. At approximately 3:42 p.m., MPSD responded to Webster Drive in reference to a female juvenile being shot by a BB gun. Witness information led to the location of the suspects in the 1000 block of Mansfield at approximately 4:31 p.m. At that time they were in possession of a CO2 powered BB gun, a .22 caliber revolver, and a .22 caliber rifle.
Tyler TE Wine, 17, of Mexico was processed at MPSD and later taken to the Audrain County Jail for two counts of third-degree assault. A 16 year-old male juvenile was turned over to the 12th Circuit Court Juvenile Division for two counts of unlawful use of weapon.
Neither of the people shot with the BB gun had serious injuries.
Citizens are reminded that people arrested/charged with a crime are simply accused of the crime and are to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
MPDS wants to remind citizens that it is against a Mexico ordinance to possess or discharge a BB gun or similar projectile weapon in the city limits unless they are on their own property.