FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RE: Juvenile Arrest for Unlawful Carry of
On 10-10-17 at 3:30 pm, officers with the
Santa Fe Police Department were dispatched to 4206 Warpath Ave. (HEB Pantry) in reference to a person with a
gun. While en route, officers learned that the subject was observed placing the
handgun into a backpack and then walking away from HEB towards Warpath Ave.
Responding officers were given a description of the subject and arrived in the
area a short time later and began searching for the subject.
The responding officers located two
subjects at the Fritz Barnett Intermediate School walking together and both of
the subjects’ clothing matched the description provided by the caller. Both
subjects were then detained for investigative purposes. During the course of
the investigation, one of the subjects was found to be in possession of a
handgun. The subject with the handgun was found to be 15 years of age and was
placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon in a Weapon
Free Zone. The subject was transported to the Santa Fe Police Department for
processing. After processing, the subject was then transported to the Juvenile
Justice Center in Texas City. It is not known at this time how the subject came
into possession of the handgun.
This incident remains under investigation
and possible additional charges are pending. If additional charges are filed
and/or if other suspects are uncovered, that information will be released at