MARYLAND

Andre Christopher Rivers arrested for shooting BB gun at Md. officer

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LAUREL, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County police have arrested a teenager suspected of shooting at an on-duty police officer with a BB gun in Laurel.

Police said Saturday that 16-year-old Andre Christopher Rivers of Laurel was arrested Friday evening. An officer was patrolling in Laurel on Friday when he heard a projectile strike his driver's side door. Police say the officer thought he was being fired on and requested a search of the area.

Patrol officers stopped Rivers nearby. Investigators say he shot at the patrol officer with a BB gun. The gun was recovered.

Rivers is charged with first-degree assault and related charges. He is being charged as an adult in the case.

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