Police arrested a 20-year-old for a variety of charges stemming from a string of incidents where he shot passersby and other vehicles from a car with a BB gun. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police arrested a 20-year-old for a variety of charges stemming from a string of incidents where he shot passersby and other vehicles from a car with a BB gun. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Man arrested following BB gun attacks

He allegedly shot both passersby and other vehicles on the road.

Juneau Police Department arrested a man after a BB shattered the window of a car in motion and hit a woman on Saturday night.

Officers arrested 20-year-old Jared Nicolas William Burns on multiple charges after a brief investigation, said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release.

Burns was charged with three counts of felony third-degree assault and several misdemeanors, one charge of fourth-degree assault, one charge of reckless endangerment, one charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one charge of furnishing alcohol to people under 21, Campbell said.

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Four other occupants were in the vehicle, a green Jeep, all of whom were drinking, Campbell said. The driver was an 18-year-old man; two 17-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl were also in the vehicle, Campbell said, with the juveniles in the vehicle released to their parents after the arrest.

“At about 9:08 p.m., a 42-year-old female reported she was walking in the area of Glacier Highway and Davis Ave, when the occupants of a dark colored Jeep Liberty, shot her with what she believed to be an airsoft gun,” Campbell said. “Responding Officers saw the female had a small hole in her clothing, where she stated she was shot and a single steel BB was lodged inside the clothing.”

The victim reported minor injuries, Campbell said. JPD received a second report slightly more than half an hour later, Campbell said.

“At about 9:47 PM, JPD received a report about the occupants of a green Jeep, shooting at a moving vehicle while driving inbound on Egan Drive, near Fred Meyer,” Campbell said. “It was reported that when the occupants of the green Jeep shot the other vehicle, a white Toyota Tacoma, it had shattered the driver’s side front window.”

The passengers of the Tacoma said that the passenger of the Jeep pointed what they believed was a real handgun at them, which, when discharged, made a loud report and shattered the driver’s window while they were driving south on Egan Drive, according to police.

Responding officers located Burns, the Jeep and the other passengers on Raven Road in Switzer Village, arresting Burns after investigating, Campbell said. A black handgun-style BB gun and ammunition were located in the Jeep.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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