16-Year-Old Fond du Lac Boy Arrested For Assault While Armed With Gun

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday night after the Fond du Lac Police Department responded to the 300 block of N. Peters Avenue for a report of a juvenile that had been assaulted by another juvenile.

It was reported that a juvenile was struck in the head with a handgun and the suspect had fled on foot with a group of other juveniles.

A Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was in the area of W. Scott Street and N. Peters Avenue and located a group of juveniles matching the description of those that fled.

Upon contact with the group, one juvenile immediately fled to the south on foot. Fond du Lac Police Department Officers began setting up a perimeter near an apartment complex in the 300 block of N. Peters Avenue and spotted the juvenile suspect.

Officers were able to apprehend him as he was trying to climb over a metal fence.

It was found that this was the male suspect that had committed the initial assault.

A search of the suspect’s backpack found he was carrying a 9mm handgun equipped with a red dot laser sight, an extended capacity magazine containing 23 rounds of 9mm ammunition, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to SSM Health/St. Agnes Hospital by Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue after sustaining injuries to his hands from climbing the fence.

The boy was referred on charges of disorderly conduct, battery, first degree reckless endangering safety, minor armed with a weapon, resisting, intent to deliver narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia and placed at the Fond du Lac County Secure Detention Center.