Girl Shot With BB Gun; Suspect Charged


An Ellendale man is charged with firing a BB-gun at an eleven-year-old girl who was riding his bicycle.

According to Delaware State Police, 18-year-old James Adkins retrieved the weapon during an argument with the girl. She was shot in the ‘lower torso’ with a BB, but she was not taken anywhere for medical attention.

Troopers took Adkins into custody at his home. He is charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and menacing.

Adkins has been released on unsecured bond.