On Friday, March 24th, the Alexandria Police Department investigated an incident involving a juvenile that had been shot by a soft bullet gun in the Alexandria Area High School parking lot on the 4000 block of Pioneer Road. Officers learned that a juvenile victim had suffered an injury as a result of being struck by an “Orbeez” which had been launched by a gel blaster. Officials say an Orbeez is a type of toy gun that shoots either gel balls or soft bullets.
The investigation identified the suspect as 20-year-old Nevan Berglin of Carlos. Berglin was arrested for 3rd Degree Assault. He allegedly shot the victim in the ear.
The victim did go to the emergency room because they were not able to hear. If convicted, Berglin faces up to 5 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.