Juvenile arrested in shooting of 10-year-old Festus boy

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FESTUS, Mo. – A juvenile has been arrested in connection to the shooting of a 10-year-old boy Thursday, March 25 in Festus, Missouri.

The Festus Police Department said the scene of the shooting on Thursday had similar characteristics to the shooting of a parked Crystal City Police vehicle.

The juvenile was taken into custody on March 26 in Hillsboro. The juvenile has been charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

The boy was shot at about 12:10 a.m. Thursday while he was sleeping. His injuries were not life-threatening.

The Crystal City Police Department assisted in this investigation.

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