A TEENAGER accused of blasting a boy in the face with a shotgun smiled as he was arrested and told police it was “exciting”, a court heard.
The 15-year-old victim was injured as he walked to school in Kesgrave near Ipswich on September 7 last year.
The boy was shot on his way to school in Kesgrave in SeptemberCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The 15-year-old victim suffered life-changing injuriesCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun
A 16-year-old boy on trial at Ipswich Crown Court denies his attempted murder.
PC Paul Sullivan said that a patrol spotted the parked suspect vehicle with a boy in the driver’s seat.
The silver car was spotted around 10.45am in Ipswich, five miles from the scene of the shooting at around 8.30am in Kesgrave.
In a statement read to court, PC Sullivan said: “The passenger door was locked so I smashed the window with my firearm.”
He said the boy was dragged from the vehicle and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“He replied ‘yeah, I’m 100% guilty of that’,” said Mr Sullivan.
“I sat him up against a garden wall where he continued talking. I was struck by his demeanour as he appeared to be smiling.”
He said the boy told officers: “I’ve done what I wanted to do, as scummy as it is.
“I will 100% co-operate with you.”
I sat him up against a garden wall where he continued talking. I was struck by his demeanour as he appeared to be smiling
PC Paul Sullivan
When reminded that he was under police caution, the boy said “I know, but it’s exciting isn’t it”, said Mr Sullivan.
PC Anna James, who saw the silver car while on patrol, said in a statement: “In the vehicle I could see a young-looking white male with his head in his hands.”
In statements, armed officers described pointing their assault rifles at the suspect and ordering him to raise his hands before he was dragged from the car.
PC David Carter said that after opening the door he “heard loud music playing within”, Mr Sorel-Cameron said.
“(The defendant) was smiling, saying ‘it’s OK, it’s OK, I’ll co-operate’,” said Mr Carter, in his statement.
Officers described seeing a shotgun partially covered by clothing on the back seat of the car.
“(The defendant) said ‘yes, the gun’s on the back seat, it was me, I did it’,” said Mr Carter.
He said that the defendant also told officers: “It’s OK, you are doing your job, I’m OK with what I’ve done.”
A boy, who was friends with the defendant, said that the accused had a “really complicated relationship” with the injured boy.
“(The injured boy) has always been dominant over (the defendant),” the friend said, in a police interview played to jurors.
“It’s not really bullying because they were still friends, but (the injured boy) was really harsh to (the defendant).
He said that the pair would be “playing, fighting” and the injured boy would “hit (the defendant) randomly for no reason”.
The defendant denies the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy and four further charges.
The trial continues.