I’m up in Maine today, and I just heard this story on the news:
A 14-year-old boy was shot at a Gorham home in connection with an attempted arson around 11:45 p.m. Friday.
Gorham police said Saturday that the male teen, whose identity is being withheld, is being treated for what they believe to be non-life threatening injuries after being shot at a residence at 8 Mountview Drive.
Police said the homeowner and another person interrupted the teen as he attempted to set a fire at the home, which was occupied at the time. Police did not say who shot the juvenile.
The light-green two-story, colonial-style home was slightly damaged.
Police said the boy was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland. No charges have been filed, but the incident is still being investigated.
A 14 year old boy doesn’t look so much like a “little Kid” when he’s trying to burn down the home your family is sleeping in.
Also arson is a violent felony, one can’t assume an arsonist of an occupied home to be unarmed or non-violent when confronted.
Glad all the good guys are safe!