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South Laurel Teen Charged With Firing BB Gun at Police Officer

The incident occurred Friday on Contee Road.

A South Laurel teen was arrested Friday after allegedly firing a BB gun at a police officer, according to Prince George's County Police.

Andre Christopher Rivers, 16, of the 13500 block of Attleboro Court is being charged as an adult in the case.

Police said the officer was driving on Contee Road in South Laurel around 6 p.m. when he heard a projectile strike the driver's side door of his marked cruiser. Believing he was being fired on, the officer requested backup to conduct a search of the area.

Officers soon stopped Rivers near the intersection of Edinburgh Lane and Contee Road, according to the PGPD, where he was taken into custody without incident and held on a $75,000 bond.

Police said preliminary investigation indicated that Rivers had fired on the officer with a BB gun, which was recovered. He faces with first-degree assault and related charges.

Anyone with any information on the case is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s at 301-937-0910. Those wishing to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Solvers.

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