Pontiac Boy May Lose Eye Thanks To BB Gun Bully: MyFoxDETROIT.com

16-year-old bully shot an 8-year-old boy in the eye with a pellet gun, and the child may not fully regain his sight, police said.

According to Pontiac police, the teenager and a group of friends were bullying younger neighborhood children on Monday by forcing them to do push-ups and other exercises. They forced the 8-year-old off his bicycle and when he tried to flee, the 16-year-old shot him in the eye. Police said one of the other teens, also 16, shot an 11-year-old boy in the leg with another pellet gun.

The teen accused of shooting the 8-year-old was charged with assault with intent to maim and assault and battery and was being held at Oakland County Children’s Village, The Oakland Press and the Detroit Free Press reported. He’s due back in court May 20.

“It’s horrid,” said Pontiac police Chief Wendy Reyes. “How do you think it’s OK to shoot someone in the eye?”

The other teen was charged with assault and battery and was released to his grandparents’ custody under house arrest. He’s due in court May 23.

Police said the pellet lodged in the 8-year-old boy’s eye, and doctors didn’t know whether he would regain sight in the eye.