Two Truckee teenagers have been arrested in connection with firing a BB gun at a man who had to be hospitalized for his injuries.
The incident occurred April 24 in downtown Truckee. The victim transported himself to Tahoe Forest Hospital and was later transferred to Renown Medical Center in Reno because a pellet that entered his chest had lodged near his heart.
A day later officer arrested Kyle Mello, 18, and a 17-year-old male on charges of assault causing great bodily injury, burglary and possession of stolen property.
Officers said during the investigation they discovered Mello and the juvenile allegedly broke into three houses in Tahoe Donner prior to the pellet incident. They stole alcohol and the pellet gun used in the assault from these houses, officers said.
Anyone with further information is asked to call 530.550.2335 or 530.550.2336.
— Lake Tahoe News staff report