PHILADELPHIA – a police officer in Philadelphia’s 15th District was called to a scene where a 12-year-old was seen walking down the street with a fully loaded AR-15.
KYW-TV reports 19-year-old Michael Mitchell was arguing with his neighbor on the 2200 block of Kennedy Street and was armed with a handgun, during the altercation Mitchell asked his 12-year-old brother to go grab the assault rifle.
Neighbors saw the 12-year-old boy walking down the street with the weapon and immediately called the police
“I immediately confronted two males, one a juvenile and a second adult male,” said Officer Krzysztof Wrzesinski.
Saturday night, 15th District Officer Wrzesinski arrested two individuals for walking our streets with two loaded weapons. The AR-15 was being held by a 12 (yes, TWELVE) year old, and the Glock was in the hands of an 18-year-old. Parents: make sure your weapons are secured! pic.twitter.com/feEjc6jRg3
— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) April 9, 2018
Police say when they arrived both guns were inside a vehicle, but the teen tried to grab the rifle.
“I opened up the back door of the black Ford Taurus and he reached for the AR,” Wrzesinski said. “That’s when I yelled at him to ‘stop’ and he immediately stopped and complied.”
CBS Philly reports 19-year-old Mitchell has been charged with a third-degree felony violation of the uniform firearms act- no license, first-degree misdemeanor criminal conspiracy, first-degree misdemeanor terroristic threats, first-degree misdemeanor violation of the uniform firearms -on street, first-degree misdemeanor corruption of minors, first-degree misdemeanor reckless endangerment of another person and violation of the uniform firearms.
Police report the 12-year-old was also arrested, but It’s unknown if any charges are pending.