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Teen arrested for allegedly stealing gun, trying to shoot man

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DUBUQUE (KWWL)--  A resident of Hillcrest Family Services has been arrested, faced with Attempted Murder Charges. Police arrested 17-year-old Jesse Shimon of Dubuque on Wednesday.

Officials say early Wednesday, Shimon escaped from his room and broke into University Auto.

They say he took a shotgun and a knife from the business, then stole a vehicle before crashing it.

Police say Shimon then returned to Hillcrest and attempted to shoot Robert Mollman, 58, an employee at the facility. Fortunately, the gun failed to fire. Mollman told police Shimon then assaulted him.

Police arrived around 3:40 a.m. and found Mollman was injuries and Shimon hiding in a vehicle on Asbury road.

The teen is charged with Attempted Murder, Willful Injury, Burglary and Theft charges. Police say he will be charged as an adult.

 

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