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Teenagers in Garden City shot at officers, prosecutors say. Bonds were set at $3 million in aggregate

A court has set bonds totaling $3 million for two teens arrested Wednesday following a police shooting in Garden City.

A 16-year-old, who was charged as an adult and charged with attempted murder, had $2 million bail, while the 18-year-old, charged with unlawfully firing a gun, had $1 bail. million. Both will hold their preliminary hearing on August 23 at 8:30 am. Prosecutors said the seriousness of the charges justified bail.

The 16-year-old was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault. The court did not reveal his name.

According to prosecutors, a witness was walking on the 9200 block of Stoneham Drive in Garden City when the youth began shooting at them from a residence on that street. The witness ran down the street as he was shot at and eventually took cover with another person in a nearby business.

Prosecutors said the sound of gunfire woke the 18-year-old, who ran to the back bedroom of the Garden City home, where he was staying with the 16-year-old. Prosecutors said the youngster handed the 18-year-old a gun while holding the assault rifle that belonged to the man.

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When police arrived, they were fired upon, and when officers entered the residence, they were fired upon again, prosecutors said. The 18-year-old admitted to firing up to 10 shots during the gunfight. He stopped when he realized it was the police, he told authorities.

Prosecutors told the judge that police found 11 bags of mushrooms, 173 grams of marijuana, and vape cartridges for cannabis. Police said the youngster told officers he had been awake on methamphetamine for the past two days. He also told officers he thought he saw someone trying to break into the house on the surveillance camera and shot at the door.

The state told the judge that officers questioned neighbors and witnesses and found no evidence that anyone tried to break into the Stoneham Drive home.

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