2 juveniles face felony charges in shooting spree

NEW ULM – Two juveniles are facing felony charges for their role in the March 27 shooting spree in New Ulm.

Two juveniles alleged to be accomplices to an adult charged March 28 with several crimes related to damage caused to 25 vehicles by BB guns were charged with felony first-degree criminal damage to property and related charges Tuesday in Brown County District Court.

One of the juveniles was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in a municipality, according to information in a press release from Brown County Attorney Charles Hanson.

The other juvenile faces charges of aid and abet first-degree criminal damage to property and aid and abet reckless discharge of a firearm in a municipality.

Names of the juveniles will be released when the petitions are filed with the court,

Hanson designated both matters for Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile proceedings (EJJ), which will provide supervision of the juveniles up to age 21, if they are ultimately adjudicated delinquent of the charges. The EJJ designation would provide an adult sentence for both juveniles if they are found in violation of juvenile probation and EJJ is revoked before they turn 21, according to the press release.

“This appears to be a case of extremely poor decision making, one that could put the juveniles and others at great risk of bodily harm,” the release read.

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