Police Arrest High School Student for Pellet Gun Assaults

Tyler Neal | MCPD

Police identified this as the pellet gun.

An 18-year-old Burtonsville man has been charged with assault using a pellet gun in the Briggs Chaney area, a Montgomery County police statement said.

Here is a police statement from Jan. 30 that includes surveillance video.

The man, Tyler Neal of the 3800 block of Angleton Court, is being held without bail, according to online court records. Police said he is a student at Paint Branch High School.

On Tuesday, police released the video of the unknown person abd investigators received a tip that led to the identification of Neal as the suspect, police said.

On Wednesday, detectives arrested Neal at Paint Branch. School administration found a pellet gun in Neal’s backpack, police said.

Neal has been charged with:

  • Jan. 16 – The front windshield of a vehicle parked in the 13800 block of Castle Boulevard was damaged by pellet gun rounds.
  • Jan. 17 – A 31-year-old man was driving his vehicle on Columbia Pike in the area of Briggs Chaney Road when his front passenger door window was shattered by a pellet gun round.
  • Jan. 23 – Exxon Gas Station at 3050 Briggs Chaney Road. A 38-year-old man was shot in the cheek with a pellet gun as he pumped gas. The victim’s vehicle was also damaged by pellet gun rounds.
  • Jan. 23 – Parking lot of shopping center in the 13800 block of Outlet Drive. A 53-year-old man was shot at by a pellet gun. The victim was not injured. His vehicle was damaged by pellet gun rounds.
  • Jan. 29 – Parking lot of shopping center in the 13800 block of Outlet Drive. A 39-year-old female was shot in the leg with a pellet gun and a 37-year-old female was shot in the upper body.
  • Jan. 29 – In the 14100 block of Aldora Circle. A 41-year-old male was shot in the arm by pellet gun rounds as he loaded items into his vehicle.  The victim’s vehicle was also struck multiple times by rounds from the pellet gun.

Neal has been charged with first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, dangerous weapon on school property, and four counts of felony malicious destruction of property.

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