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12-year-old fires shots in attempted Burger King robbery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police in Little Rock have arrested a 12-year-old boy who’s accused of firing a handgun at workers during an attempted robbery of a fast-food restaurant.

Police say no one was hurt when the boy opened fire Monday night at a Burger King in southwestern Little Rock. According to a police report, the employees told officers that they thought the boy was joking when he demanded cash, but then he pulled out a handgun and opened fire.

Police say the boy ran away but came back to the restaurant later that night to turn himself in.

The boy is charged as a juvenile with aggravated robbery.