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3 Norwalk Kids Charged in BB Gun Shooting

NORWALK, Conn. – A 12-year-old boy was shot with a BB gun outside a polling place Tuesday, and three other 12-year-olds were charged in the shooting, Norwalk Police Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.

The West Rocks Middle School student was playing football on the school field with friends while school was not in session because of the election, Cotto said. His mother was inside working at the polls, according to Anna Duleep, whose mother was also inside, checking in voters.

Three or four 12-year-old boys were playing with a BB gun on the path near the field, Cotto said. The football-playing boy suffered a small wound on his shoulder, which was bleeding slightly when police arrived. The other children had left, but the victim knew where they lived. The boys told police that they had accidentally shot the victim. Three were given a summons for reckless endangerment and must go to court in Bridgeport.

Also on the police blotter:

• A woman reported being robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday while waiting on the northbound side of the South Norwalk train station. She said a car stopped in front of her and a person came out with a pistol. He took her purse and cellphone. She wasn't injured.

She had a partial license plate number for police responding to 1:42 a.m. call. Officers found the car a short distance away. The victim's identification was in the car, police say. The gun turned out to be a BB gun.

Duquane King, 20, of 11 Stable St. and a 16-year-old youthful offender of Bridgeport were arrested and charged with second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. Bond for King was set at $3,000.

• A Sniffen Street resident was awakened early Tuesday by the sound of an aluminum ladder being put up against the house. Police say the Adam Atkinson, 38, of 5 Jefferson St., the brother of the upstairs tenant put the ladder there and stole a computer monitor and other things from his sister. He was arrested.

The downstairs resident looked out her window at 12:20 a.m. and saw a man carrying something in a blanket, according to the affidavit. She called police and watched as he tried to get on a bicycle but stopped to pick up something he had dropped.

Police arrived, found Atkinson on the bike and put him in handcuffs. Atkinson said he had come to visit his sister, according to the affidavit. He did not want to wake her up and tried to climb through a window. She said she wasn't expecting him. She identified the monitor and blanket as hers.

Atkinson was charged with second-degree burglary, home invasion and second-degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $10,000.

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