17-year-old arrested in gun incident at Nacogdoches Dairy Queen
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - One 17-year-old employee was taken to a hospital and another was arrested after a gun was allegedly handled improperly at a Nacogdoches Dairy Queen.
The incident took place at about 4 p.m. in the 3100 block of North Street when two employees were allegedly playing with a gun inside the building, leading to a negligent discharge, police said.
A 17-year-old employee was apparently shot in the arm, the Nacogdoches police said in a post. Based on evidence collected at the scene along with witness statements, police determined a gun was handled improperly by another 17-year-old employee when the victim was shot. The suspect then attempted to hide the weapon to prevent it being used as evidence, a police report stated.
The injured person was taken by EMS to a local hospital and is reported to be stable. The other 17-year-old has been taken into custody on charges of deadly conduct, tampering with evidence and theft of a firearm, as the gun was reported stolen, police said.
Police said no customers were inside the business at the time of the incident, but one person was waiting in the drive-through.
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