WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Wausau Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot on Wausau's east side during a drug-related confrontation Wednesday evening.
Officers responded to a call of possible gunshots around 6:40 p.m. on the 300 block of Langsdorf Street. Not long after, a 16-year-old boy was admitted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital with a gunshot injury to his head. He's recovering from a non-life threatening injury.
After investigating, police determined the 16 year old was being driven by his mother to meet Kaiden Bemowski, 20, to sell an illegal marijuana product. Police also said the mother knew what was happening.
Investigators said Bemowski, who lived near the meeting location, and a 14-year-old girl, who came with him, planned to rob the 16 year old of the product. Police said the girl grabbed the product and ran. The unarmed 16 year old got out of his mother's vehicle and chased after her.
Police said Bemowski fired several rounds from a handgun and hit the 16 year old. The shot grazed the teen's head. His mother then drove him to the hospital.
Bemowski was arrested Wednesday night for attempted homicide, party to the crime of armed robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
On Thursday, the mother of the 16-year-old boy was arrested. Charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and party to the crime of delivery of the marijuana product are recommended.
A charge of party to the crime of armed robbery is being referred for the 14-year-old girl and the injured 16-year-old boy is facing a charge of delivery of a marijuana product.
Police said the handgun used in this incident has not been recovered. If you have any information, call police at 715-261-7800.