Crime

Teen shot during break-in at Pasco pot grow

Pasco police investigate the wounding of a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the wrist Thursday night while reportedly trying to steal marijuana plants from a backyard in east Pasco.
Pasco police investigate the wounding of a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the wrist Thursday night while reportedly trying to steal marijuana plants from a backyard in east Pasco. Pasco police

A teen was shot in the wrist while reportedly trying to steal marijuana plants from a backyard grow in east Pasco.

It is the second time in 24 hours that shots were fired during a break-in at a backyard marijuana grow in the city.

The 16-year-old suffered non-life threatening wounds Thursday night while trying to steal the marijuana, Pasco police said.

Police did not say who fired the shot.

The investigation led police to two marijuana patches in adjoining backyards. The grows are apparently medical, and police plan to investigate if they are legal.

Four guns were found inside one house and collected as evidence. Police did not release the street where the break-in happened.

No arrests have been made.

On Thursday, a Royal City man is accused of breaking into a backyard grow on Lincoln Drive.

Manuel A. Quintero, 20, was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of robbery.

A gunshot was fired during the incident, though no one was reported injured.

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