Three teens arrested in connection with pellet gun incident

Friday, February 17, 2012 | 4:12 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Three teenagers were arrested Thursday after the Columbia Police Department received a report that people in a car were pointing a pellet gun at Hickman High School students, Latisha Stroer, spokeswoman for the Columbia police said in an email. 

Stroer said the suspects pointed the gun at the students while driving in the parking lot of the Columbia First Assembly of God church on 1100 N. Seventh St., where Hickman  students often congregate.

Columbia police went to the area after suspicious activity was reported. Stroer said police found the pellet gun under the driver's seat in the car the suspects were driving.

Police arrested Andrew Barnette-Kruger, 18, Julian Chase, 18, and Gustin Jackson, 17, in connection with the incident on suspicion of third-degree assault.

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