Youth arrested in attack on 2 with BB gun


County police arrested a Morris Hills youth Monday on assault charges after two residents of a Glen Burnie nursing home were peppered with BBs Sunday night.

In the first incident, Robert Bittner, 83, walked out the door of the Morris Hill Nursing Home in the 400 block of Morris Hill Ave. about 6:30 p.m. and saw a youth point a gun at him and pull the trigger several times, police said.

Mr. Bittner was treated at Harbor Hospital and released.

Three hours later, Aldo Galilea was in front of the building smoking a cigarette when two youths ran around the building.

Mr. Galilea said he heard five shots as he turned to go inside. He contacted the nurse on duty, who called police.

Police said they found five wounds on Mr. Galilea's back. He was treated at Harbor Hospital and released, a hospital spokesman said.

Police who interviewed neighborhood residents arrested a youth and found the weapon believed used. The youth, whom they did not identify further, was charged as a juvenile with two counts of assault and battery.

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