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KCSO arrest 15-year-old on attempted murder charge after releasing aerial firework into crowd

Posted at 1:41 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 16:41:53-04

On Thursday, Kern County Sheriff's Officers arrested at 15-year-old for releasing an aerial firework into a crowd of people.

KCSO responded to a call Wednesday, July 11 around 1:00 p.m. in the area of Virginia and Flower Street. Deputies found a victim suffering from minor injuries as a result of the explosion. KCSO Bomb Squad assisted with the investigation.

Sheriff's deputies determined that a 15-year-old juvenile intentionally released the firework into the crowd, which exploded underneath a vehicle.

The juvenile faces charges for attempted murder. The juvenile's name is being withheld due to age. 

Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110.