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11-year-old charged with armed robbery

This is a photo of a pellet gun. This is a photo of a pellet gun.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An 11-year-old boy is in police custody after shooting an 8-year-old with a pellet gun while stealing his bike.

Columbus Police reports show the 8-year-old was riding his bike on Rigdon Road when the 11-year-old suspect knocked him off the bike and shot him in the leg with a pellet gun.

The bicycle was valued at $100 and now the young suspect is facing felony armed robbery charges along with simple battery.

He is scheduled to appear in juvenile court Thursday afternoon.

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