MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A young man has been arrested after he allegedly shot a Germantown High School student with a BB gun.
18-year-old Anthony Self has been charged with aggravated assault in the case.
Police say it happened Friday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. when a female student was shot in the legs as she was walking in the student parking lot.
"It's kind of like, you're not supposed to hit a woman. You're not supposed to shoot a woman with a BB pistol," said Gary Bennett, who lives across the street from the school.
The shots reportedly came from the direction of a silver Camero. A school investigation later identified Self as the driver of the car.
He was arrested Monday, Dec. 4 after police say he admitted to the crime.
"A BB gun could have "put your eye out" just as easy as, you know, a little bruise," said Bennett.
Self allegedly told police he was trying to shoot his friend, but missed.
"It was a joke I hope. I hope it wasn't a vindictive type thing, because if it was it probably would have been a more serious caliber weapon," said Bennett. "I think everybody needs to treat any weapon as a weapon, no matter the caliber."
The student who was injured is said to be okay.