19-year-old In custody for assault with airsoft gun after Thursday incident.

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A 19 year-old Aberdeen resident is in custody at the Aberdeen Police Jail this morning for Assault 1st Degree from an incident that occurred in the afternoon of April 29, 2021.  Aberdeen officers were dispatched to a report of a fight with a subject displaying a gun in the 200 block of North Boone Street.  While in route, officers received several additional reports of the incident.  A short time later a victim was reporting they were shot with an air soft replica gun.

As officers arrived, the suspect had fled in a vehicle with several other suspects.  Officers were able to identify a location the suspect had gone too and he was located in front of that residence.  The suspected was detained and the investigation continued.  Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the Miller Jr High parking lot and an air soft gun was recovered.  The gun was a highly realistic looking revolver.

Additional victims came forward reporting the suspect had pointed the weapon at them as well.  The suspect was booked for assault 1st degree into the city of Aberdeen Jail.  An additional passenger in the suspect vehicle was also arrested on unrelated charges.  If anyone was a witness to the incident and may have recorded it and and has not spoken to investigators, please call Detective Perkinson at 360-538-4424.