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7-year-old faces 2 felony counts over BB gun incident

7-year-old faces 2 felony counts over BB gun incident

() Sam Grant finds himself facing two felony charges for accidentally hitting passing vehicles while shooting his BB gun outdoors.

Here’s the kicker: He’s just 7-years-old.

Grant, who turns 8 on Thursday, will appear in a Catawba County courtroom this week for the incident that reportedly occurred in Catawba, N.C. sometime in February.

Police say Grant was outside shooting his BB gun. His parents told WGHP-TV that their son was aiming at an abandoned home down the street. Regardless, some of the BBs ended up striking two motor vehicles. No one in either vehicles were injured, according to police.

The 7-year-old reportedly has been charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

“The officer told me he didn’t want to charge my son. The lady told me she didn’t want him charged and the next thing I know, I’m getting a letter from DPS saying he’s being charged with two felonies,” Cherry Robbins, Grant’s mother, told WGHP-TV.

“They considered his BB gun a firearm. It’s not a firearm — it’s a BB gun,” Grant’s father, Ray Robbins, added.

His initial court date is Friday in Newton, N.C.

“If convicted, Grant could be dealing with a year of probation and hundreds of hours of community service. If convicted, the felonies could remain on his record until he turns 16,” WGHP notes.

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