Millcreek Police Charge 5 Juveniles Following Altercation, Shot Fired in Food Court
Millcreek Township Police have charged five juveniles for their involvement in a fight at the Millcreek Mall which resulted in a shot being fired Sunday.
All five range in age from 15 to 17.
Two were charged with aggravated assault and other related offenses. Two others were charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Another was charged with firearm-related offenses.
Three of the five have been placed in juvenile detention where they await court action.
They will appear in court Friday morning, according to police.
James Troop III, 18, was also arraigned Tuesday on charges connected to the incident. They include aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, disorderly conduct and corruption of minors.
The incident started with a fight near the mall food court area just after 4 p.m. Sunday. The fight escalated, a gun was introduced and one shot was fired into the ceiling. That sent employees who work in that section of the mall running for cover.
No shooting victims were found, but one person attacked in the fight suffered facial injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police recovered a gun.