HERCULES -- A teenager was arrested Tuesday for allegedly shooting out the window of an occupied car, police said.

The 16-year-old Richmond boy allegedly used a pellet gun to shatter the driver-side window of the car at about 3:39 p.m. on the 300 block of Turquoise Drive, authorities said.

The person seated in the driver's seat was not injured. Police from Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo and the California Highway Patrol conducted a yard-to-yard search and found the teenager and two other juveniles leaving a garage on nearby Amber Court. The pellet gun was found inside the home, police said.

The 16-year-old was arrested and taken to juvenile hall in Martinez where he is facing an assault with deadly weapon charge. His name was not released because he is a minor.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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