Elkton Police have arrested a high school student accused of shooting a bullet into his girlfriend’s vehicle in the Dairy Queen parking lot Sunday night.
The incident happened between 11:30 and midnight, according to Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin, who says 18-year old Justin Higgins of 1766 Davis Mill Road, Trenton was in a dispute with his girlfriend when he fired the shot at her vehicle.
Elkton Police Officer Monte Strode writes on the arrest warrant that Higgins used another person to lure the female to the parking lot. He then allegedly got in the vehicle and pressed the handgun against her neck, saying he had “wanted to do this.”
Higgins then exited the vehicle and fired the shot at the vehicle as the victim drove away.
Chief Marklin says police searched the home where Higgins lives and he is fairly certain they found the gun involved in the incident.
There’s no way to know whether Higgins intended to shoot the victim or if he just wanted to scare her, but Chief Marklin says police are taking the situation very seriously.
Higgins was charged with 1st degree wanton endangerment and 3rd degree terroristic threatening and was lodged in the Todd County Jail.