New numbers released for BB gun vandalism shooting spree

ABILENE, Texas - More than 160 victims have reported cases of BB gun vandalism from last week's shooting spree that has resulted in four arrests.

According to police, 161 BB gun vandalism cases have been reported.

Police do not have any totals on damages yet and don't expect to have them anytime soon. But Abilene police estimate damages have totaled more than $20,000.

Two 17-year-olds and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the two-day BB gun shooting onslaught.

Police continue to investigate the case and ask anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (325)-676-6610.

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Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with last week's BB gun vandalism shooting spree, bringing the total of those implicated thus far to four.

Two young men, both 17, have also been charged in the case.

The police investigation is continuing.

On Monday, Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said more than 100 BB cases have been reported with damages totaling at least $20,000.

"We have found those persons responsible and they will be held responsible," Standridge said during a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center.

Both the young adults arrested, Taquan Brown, 17, and Jarron Barnett, 17, as well as the juveniles taken into custody, have been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the shooting spree:

Three vehicles are linked to the incidents, Standridge said.

Standridge was firm on the severity of the situation, saying that the shooting spree "is not a prank, [it] is an act of vandalism."

Police encourage anyone affected by the vandalism to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at (325) 676-6610.

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