A 15-year-old boy has been charged with weapons possession after he was caught allegedly shoplifting at Macy’s in Herald Square on Saturday — and a small, BB-gun-like firearm went off and injured a (LP Associate) while he was being frisked, police said.
The boy, whose name was not released, had been caught by store loss prevention officers removing $727 in merchandise from a display rack or shelf at around 3:20 in the afternoon, police said.
He was led to a back area and was being frisked when a small firearm discharged a round, police said. The projectile injured the hand of the loss prevention officer, police said. The firearm was recovered and the loss prevention officer was treated at Bellevue Hospital.
The kid has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and petit larceny, police said… New York Post